Design for “gentle invasions”. Adaptive touristic facilities along the Albanian Riviera.
The competition is one of the many events organized for the Tirana Architecture Week 2018.
CONCEPT: The main idea of the Architecture Competition is to gather speculative architectural proposals addressing the topic of adaptive design strategies for tourism and unpredictable landscape mutations caused by climate change. The challenge is to design a hybrid system capable of responding to different coastline scenarios influenced by sea level rise. The new architectural object must be seen as an opportunity to experiment design solutions on the Albanian Riviera landscape, protecting and enhancing its extraordinary beauty.
OBJECTIVE : The main objective of the design completion is the design of a facility for coastal tourism that also responds to the hypothesized future water sea level rise. The main purpose is to set new strategies for coastal development, in terms of landscape valorization and sustainable tourism promotion. The participants are asked to organize a strategy for the proposed coastal area to guarantee the accessibility and use of the site also in case of sea level rise. The projects must serve both as touristic facilities and, in case of future sea level rise, remain active as selfsufficient structures, and offer an opportunity to reconnect and create a network with the now isolated inland settlements.
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