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 Vorë / Interventions The programmatic definition and location of the collective facilities to be located along the bridge change according to the local conditions. These are imagined as civic centers, schools, kindergartens, libraries, bazaar and as the train/tram stops. While the first functions are imagined as a circular building, an introverted typology that could be located even adjacent to the motorway, the bazar is imagined as a simple multifunctional covered structure. A very relevant function that could be contained in the first proposed typology is education, intended both in the traditional form of schools and in the forms of professional and vocational training. Given the changing economic condition of the Durana region, with the rising of a craft and agricultural economy over the construction industry, we believe that there is a specific need to equip this region with vocational training centers. 94 Dogma + Studio B&L
DURANA ECONOMIC CORRIDOR Vorë civic centre / Facade detail Dogma + Studio B&L 95