AKADEMIA RESIDENTIAL IN TIRANA
Residential & Services
b & l studio
b & l studio, nesila hajdini
Ermal Bleta, Roland Lika,
Dorianz (Bozgo) Bleta, Artan Gjoni
FROM THE ARCHITECT
Akademia is a residential building, located in the heart of the city, some meters away from Nënë Tereza square. The square and surrounding building were designed during the fascist regime.
Being south pole of the boulevard, this architectural and urban ensemble is considered one of the city-build up urban situations.
Decisions made during the design process are determined by the trinomial, investor, residents of the building and the user of the public space attempting a sustainable architectural product in different levels.
Giving the proper attention to these groups of interest we have tried to simultaneously fulfills our obligations as a designer at all these three levels, generating an urban and architectural situation that speaks in a restrain discreet way in a slightly obtrusive context.
Rationality, discretion, rigorism to detail can be considered dominant features of this facility.
Related to the first group of interest, decisions on the project process reflect the maximum rationality relative to the geometric characteristics of the construction site itself and their interpretation, by creating an absolute efficiency of the bearing structure usage on the residential floors and parking.
Likewise, proper attention has been giving to the intelligent use of the restrictive perimeter exposure to the external environment and the rational management of supply and discharge network.
For the user, decisions made are related mainly to functional zoning,ensuring an efficient use of assets in the area as well as ventilation and natural lighting of residential spaces.
Our responsibility regarding the use of public space and its quality, is mainly reflected in the choice of materials used, those used in the facade of the building, also those selected on the entrance quota.
All these materials refer to preexistence of an architectural identity in the given context, such as Travertine.