Coming from the airport, the entrance road to Tirana is dominated by haphazard building construction. On this road, the petrol station reaffirms itself in this ever-changing context: a composition of parts, working at different scales, speeds and distances.
A large, asymmetrical T is a premature response to future surrounding building heights. Visible from afar, it forms an obvious welcoming gesture to visitors of Tirana (and of the petrol station). A large brick dome -resting on three points- covers the fill-up area creating a shaded space with quasi-religious aspirations. One of these points is the corner of the shop and back office: a straightforward glass and concrete box. The two other points are part of the large T: one sits on the leg of the T, the other hovers in the air, suspended by a cable on the largest branch. This deliberate blurring of the constructive elements – a genuine tour de force – makes a composition irrational enough to face things to come.