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.


Plan of the Këneta


A view from one of the parks along the highway. While the voids in

between the grid and the curved highway are used to create public parks,

the Rruga Drenica is densified and supports more urban and commercial

activities (3). An extra-large roundabout replaces the existing interchange

with a vast multipurpose space (4). Këneta’s 6 km long grid is connecting

the new industrial harbour and the city centre of Durrës. Based upon its

canal infrastructure, a series of parks is installed from north to south : an

environmental and energy park (5), an industrial park (6), a large urban

park (7) and an extension of the urban grid (8).


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