Durana Corridor

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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.

DURANA ECONOMIC CORRIDOR

Plan of the Erzen river

ERZEN RIVER

A view of the Erzen river, with a bridge functioning as a small public space.

The bridge is a part of a small pedestrian loop (1), punctuated by small

open air installations. This system is doubled by a larger loop, accessible

for small vehicles, allowing passage between the two banks of the river as

well as between the two sides of the highway (2). This system might be

repeated several times along the Erzen (3), and help to reorient the linear

urbanization towards the river. The small train station, situated today 800

m to the east, might be moved to this denser zone (4) and at the same time

integrate the loop system.

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