The investigation aims for a Tirana urban block: provide coherence for the project area, give flexibility to the development, work with the informally public and produce a strong building image.
To do so, the cut-up version of a Parisian block typology foreseen by the masterplan is inverted. The internal public space is exteriorized, opened up onto the streets in a series of diverse public spaces. The building, a collection of individual buildings into a single block, has front facades all around. Its core offers large surface for office use with variety in orientations. The surrounding smaller buildings, host offices/ housing with extensive façade surface and city views. The commercial ground floor can benefit from its large plan size and extend into the five public gardens/ plazas.
The strong individuality of the buildings and their programme is accompanied by a set of façade typologies, resulting in an ever changing continuous urban ensemble.