Durana Corridor


The competition for Tirana-Durres corridor stems from the need to improve the urban condition of the area along the corridor. It is one of main circulation axis of Albania that connects the two biggest cities in the country and again connects them both to the airport. It has become an economic corridor that brings large revenue to the country. It cuts through many small cities and in this perspective the whole country is the beneficiary, while the communities along the corridor will be direct beneficiaries. From an organizational perspective the competition slices the Tirana -Durres corridor into three segments/ lots: the area which connects Tirana to the metropolitan highway, the area which connects Durres to the metropolitan highway, and the city of Vora which is split in half by the metropolitan highway.






Durrës coastline

The highway ends its trajectory in front of the Bay of Durrës in what seems

to be an almost spectacular moment. The crossing of the railroad, Rruga

Adria and the slip road passing meters from the sea, gives the drivers only

a glimpse of the Adriatic without establishing a strong visual connection

with it. The strength of the geographical shape of the Bay is reinforced

by the presence of the Durrës hills. The future departure of heavy port

activities to Rinia will give the opportunity to connect the Durrësi beach

and the hills, by means of a continuous qualitative public space that will

have to negotiate a passage through the highway’s interchange.


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