Please wait a minute...

Landscape Architecture Frontiers

Landsc. Archit. Front.    2019, Vol. 7 Issue (3) : 136-145     https://doi.org/10.15302/J-LAF-1-050002
EXPERIMENTS & PROCESSES
FREESCAPE OF TIRANA, ALBANIA
William BAUMGARDNER()
Landscape Designer and Planner
Download: PDF(15806 KB)  
Export: BibTeX | EndNote | Reference Manager | ProCite | RefWorks
Abstract

Tirana, capital of Albania, is a city where voices are silenced and identities remain opaque. With a tumultuous and dark history, Tirana’s political landscape, which is inherent to public trust, has been fractured. Then, how can the public realm be reconceived to better express individual and collective voices? This project explores how cultural forms of identity, memory, and voice found in Albanian textiles can be interpreted at the urban scale. The master plan currently implemented in the city scarcely recognizes public spaces but allocates new poly-center developments. Grounding the project in one of these poly-centers, a derelict textile factory, cultural memory is interpreted, extracted, and manifested in a multi-faceted urban development. Such a process aims to operate as a business incubator, housing and public space, community agriculture, and transitoriented development. This project aspires to reposition the city’s history by excavating the past through soil remediation, new forms of labor, and community development. Unlocking this memory and restructuring its texture will form a liberated, vocal, and free public realm.

Keywords Social Equity      Post Industralization      Community Development      Urbanism      Memory     
Corresponding Authors: William BAUMGARDNER   
Issue Date: 24 July 2019
 Cite this article:   
William BAUMGARDNER. FREESCAPE OF TIRANA, ALBANIA[J]. Landsc. Archit. Front., 2019, 7(3): 136-145.
 URL:  
http://journal.hep.com.cn/laf/EN/10.15302/J-LAF-1-050002
http://journal.hep.com.cn/laf/EN/Y2019/V7/I3/136
Service
E-mail this article
E-mail Alert
RSS
Articles by authors
William BAUMGARDNER
Related articles from Frontiers Journals
[1] Bruno De MEULDER, Kelly SHANNON, Minh Quang NGUYEN. FOREST URBANISMS: URBAN AND ECOLOGICAL STRATEGIES AND TOOLS FOR THE SONIAN FOREST IN BELGIUM[J]. Landsc. Archit. Front., 2019, 7(1): 18-33.
[2] Bellotti Giovanni, Leilani Main Kelly, Diana Ang, Alexander Wiegering Spitzer. The Civic Forest[J]. Landsc. Archit. Front., 2018, 6(6): 102-109.
[3] DRAKE Susannah, SEGAL Rafi. Bight: Coastal Urbanism[J]. Landsc. Archit. Front., 2018, 6(6): 75-81.
[4] Jze Yi KUO. INHERITANCE AND INNOVATION OF LOCAL RESOURCES — SQUARE OF COLLECTIVE MEMORY IN XIANNIANGXI VILLAGE[J]. Landsc. Archit. Front., 2018, 6(5): 141-147.
[5] Bruno De MEULDER, Kelly SHANNON. DESIGNING ECOLOGIES FOR RESILIENT URBANISMS[J]. Landsc. Archit. Front., 2018, 6(5): 12-33.
[6] William BAUMGARDNER, Marina TABASSUM. THE USD 1875.95 SEED CENTER[J]. Landsc. Archit. Front., 2018, 6(4): 115-125.
[7] Alfredo BRILLEMBOURG, Hubert KLUM PNER, Haris PIPLAS, Urban-Think Tank, ETH Zurich. Reactivate Sarajevo Now— The Regeneration Design for the Historical Museum of Bosnia-Herzegovina[J]. Landsc. Archit. Front., 2018, 6(1): 98-111.
[8] Tom RIVARD, Michael COWDY, Jack QIAN. Global Challenges, Local Solutions: The City as an Ecosystem of Events[J]. Landsc. Archit. Front., 2018, 6(1): 52-63.
[9] Jun-Hyun KIM, Galen NEWMAN, Hejing FENG, Jeremy MERRILL, Jonghoon PARK, Jiahe BIAN. SUSTAINABLE URBANISM FOR A METROPOLITAN CORRIDOR: AN EVIDENCE-BASED URBAN DESIGN FOR PARK 10 IN HOUSTON, TEXAS[J]. Landsc. Archit. Front., 2017, 5(5): 96-109.
[10] Beniamino SERVINO. LANDSCAPE MESSAGE[J]. Landsc. Archit. Front., 2016, 4(6): 130-141.
[11] Laura CIPRIANI. THE SEARCH FOR FERTILE INFRASTRUCTURE—ECOLOGICAL AIRPORT LANDSCAPES[J]. Landsc. Archit. Front., 2016, 4(5): 140-149.
[12] Yuhan SHAO,Binyi LIU. A Sense of City — From a Historical Perspective[J]. Landsc. Archit. Front., 2016, 4(4): 56-62.
[13] Yiming MIN. Old Theatre Cultural Park in Xiamen[J]. Landsc. Archit. Front., 2016, 4(4): 94-103.
[14] Cameron BARRADALE,Philip ENQUIST,Paul O’CONNOR,Drew WENSLEY. A NEW CITY DESIGN SENSIBILITY: A SCIENCE BASED APPROACH TO ACCOMMODATING RISING GLOBAL POPULATIONS[J]. Landsc. Archit. Front., 2016, 4(1): 30-41.
[15] . BLUE CIRCLE— ZARYADYE PARK, MOSCOW[J]. Landsc. Archit. Front., 2015, 3(5): 66-81.
Viewed
Full text


Abstract

Cited

  Shared   
  Discussed