The cultural spirit and the imagination of humanity, give us the extraordinary architecture aspects for the most visited places in this world, if we have passions for details and for unique forms witch can inspire many architects in domains architectural and design, we can look in forward one extraordinary creation in Albania.“A Mosque for All” New Mosque, Islamic Cultural Center, and Museum of Religious Harmony
BIG, Martha Schwartz Landscape, Buro Happold, Speirs & Major, Lutzenberger & Lutzenberger, and Global Cultural Asset Management are today announced as the winning team of the international design competition for a new 27.000 m2 cultural complex in Albania, consisting of a Mosque, an Islamic Centre, and a Museum of Religious Harmony.
Project Description from the Architects:
The capital Tirana is undergoing an urban transformation which includes the restoration and refurbishment of existing buildings, the construction of a series of new public and private urban structures, and the complete reconceptualization of Scanderbeg Square. This important square is the site of the new cultural complex that will consist of a Mosque, an Islamic Centre, and a Museum of Religious Harmony.
Project: “A Mosque for All” New Mosque, Islamic Cultural Center, and Museum of Religious Harmony
Type: Invited Competition
Client: Municipality of Tirana, Albanian Muslim Community
Collaborators: Martha Schwartz Landscape, Buro Happold , Speirs & Major, Lutzenberger & Lutzenberger, and Global Cultural Asset Management
Size: 27,000 m2
Location: Tirana, Albania
Status: 1st Prize
Date: May 2011
Partner-in-Charge: Bjarke Ingels, Thomas Christoffersen
Project Leader: Leon Rost
Project Team: Marcella Martinez, Se Yoon Park, Alessandro Ronfini, Daniel Kidd, Julian Nin Liang, Erick Kristanto, Ho Kyung Lee
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The Mosque and Islamic Center of Tirana from BIG on Vimeo.