41°19'11.87"N | 19°50'20.07"E
RESIDENTIAL COMPLEX, TIRANA, ALBANIA
The residential complex AnA is situated close to the Student Village of Tirana University on a magnificent hillside. The site opens itself to allow a pedestrian connection between the student village and the northern areas. This passage enlivens the commercial ground floor and the compound piazzas. The materialization aims for an elegant appearance with differentiated materials and patterns but an overall clean white look: the plinth is of fair-faced concrete with a diamond shape relief, the body from white plaster, crowned by an attic floor clad in beveled tiles for a shimmering reflection of the strong Albanian sun.
SCOPE OF WORK: Residential Complex
VALUE: 50 million Euro
SCHEDULE: 2014 – 2017
A complex that gives life to a developing area in Tirana. It appears as a novelty and an urban sign that appeals to order and structure for the city, conserving the Western Balkan architectonical features, in the white façade in response to the natural light for most of the year.
“Kontakt’s good tradition, specialization and experience are primarily in residential construction. The activity respects quality in construction and deadlines.”
A busy schedule calls for Kontakt to turn over housing units intensively. The program also includes new facilities like shops, offices and bars.
INSIDE THE PROJECT
The complex is made of 5 objects that are concentrated naturally and elegantly. Turning to the sun direction, the structure melts and adopts to the morphology of the territory with a dynamic, simple and balanced form. The main goal in this project is to meet two ideals: abundant and likable space, traditional piazzas and streets, surrounded by particular volumes and wonderful houses. The building folds as a continuous figure, respecting all the necessary distances to the property line and on itself. This stepped form creates a local landmark with an identifiable skyline in a very heterogeneous context. The cuts in building volume are a response to the urban regulations and a way to break down the overall massing into pieces more related to the human scale.
The object is found in a quiet area with fresh air. It is surrounded by a wide green space and low level buildings. The terrace placement enables panoramic balconies where you can enjoy a pleasurable evening with your family.
Kontakt enables the financing of 70% of the total sum through a specific credit product from Union Bank. You can download the amortization plan and establish the credit sum in monthly basis for an average of 20 years. For more information you can contact sales agents through email: firstname.lastname@example.org or visit our sales offices near the complex.
The object is being constructed in accordance with the building permit given by the Municipality of Tirana and according to the regulations established by the Constitution of the Republic of Albania.
WHY IT MATTERS
AnA is another in the continuing series of Kontakt’s projects to resolve the residential problem in Albania in a way that promotes economic development and diversity.
KONTAKT'S PROGRAM MANAGEMENT TEAM HAS FOUR MAJOR PRIORITIES:
- Monitor cost, transparency, schedule, and progress
- Set environmental, safety, and health policy, green areas
- Shorten construction time, flexibility and quality in management process
- Marketing, sales process and staff management
SKETCHES INSIDE ANA
AnA Residential Complex is mixed with art and creativity of the contemporary period to generate a place where you feel the desire to stay.
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