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.


Unbuilt “green” cores / Land use


omplementary to these infrastructures, we propose the rehabilitation

of the numerous existing paths and their combination into a

coherent and continuous slow mobility network for pedestrian and

bikes. This new system capitalizes on the Albanian tradition of biking, that

widespread in the past still takes place in few instances in some Albanian

cities like Shkodra and Tirana. This new network will allow inhabitants

to move around in a safe and quick way without relying only on private

mobility. Bikes are the ideal mean of transportation to quickly get from

more or less any locations along the corridor to the nearest tram stops.

Here bikes could be parked and journeys could continue by tram (although

on the short term the same logic would function with bus stops located

along the motorway). This quickly drafted system of mobility would not

only be beneficial for the inhabitants of the corridor, but would allow all

residents of Durana to profit of the large hilly region contained between

the motorway and the old southern national road between Durrës and

Tirana. This green core is still a largely unexplored region, rich in natural

resources, lakes and many other local and historical attractions. Thanks to

this new system of mobility and accessibility this green core would easily

perform as a large regional park.

Industrial area / Land use

Agricultural / Land use


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