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Skanderbeg Square

Skanderbeg Square

The green belt around the square is made up of 12 gardens, each of them linked to one or more of the public or private institutions lining the square. The spatial organization of these gardens, as well as their technical aspects, were studied in dialogue with all the main actors of the project over the course of several workshops. The result is a set of contextualized interventions, inviting public and semi-public neighboring functions to spread into the exterior space, thus activating the edge of the central void. In the end, the project has delivered a set of situations ready to be embodied. With boundaries as places, as possible points of connections that generate openness, at once orchestrated and by chance. The goal is that this openness will invite the citizens of Albania to take over, to use the stage as an opportunity to produce themselves. While collaborating on the design, 51N4E and Anri Sala erased the boundaries between disciplines and focused on what it means to make public space.

Project name

Skanderbeg Square

Author

51N4E
Anri Sala
Plant en Houtgoed
iRI

Website

www.51n4e.com

Edition

4
Winner

Year

2017

Surface area sqm

97.344

Cost €

13.000.000

City

Tirana

Country

Albania

Collaborators

Authors: Freek Persyn, Johan Anrys, Peter Swinnen, Sotiria Kornaropoulou (51N4E) Anri Sala Nicolas Vandenplas, Pieter Hollants (Planta en Houtgoed) Gent Agolli, Guust Selhorst (iRI) Team: K. Valbona, G. Kuppens, T. Baelus, F.Marc-Achille, P. Nathan, E. Debroise, A. Babini, G. Pons, C. Schmidt, M. Pujol, J. Bergers. (51N4E) A. Hoxha, A. Rapo, P. Olsi, X.h Shkurti. (iRI) J. Deseyn, V.Luscomb. (Planta en Houtgoed) Lighting: Atelier Jeol Structures: Gentian Lipe Consultants: Aquafontal & Gatic

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