ravel through the area in various ways and speeds. On both sides of the river, a cycling system is developed as a fast flow (throughout the city’s long river strategy), while on a higher level the main axes of the two existing bridges are preserved and a third bridge is added, directly linking north and south parts of the city through a sequence of green spots and resting areas. The physical center and cornerstone of the whole system is designed as a riverfront amphitheater, enclosed between two bridges, allowing people to enjoy the reclaimed shores of the Gjanica, providing an opportunity for creating a public space of interaction.
The linear park, with great variety of plants and trees species, softly connects the city with the river’s north shore, and leads directly to the new pedestrian bridge and the Europa Plaza, which becomes a new urban core aimed to activate interactions and increase urban quality; next to the existing southern bridge, a small commercial building directly overlooks both the park and the river. To regain a connection between the northern part and the southern part of the city, which is nowadays totally disconnected from the center, the new building on the other side is designed as a multifunctional landmark with the goal of reactivating this part of the city (along with the new bridge). Its floating slabs let it be permeable to the views from north to south, and its big green ramps and roof terrace make it integral part of the general masterplan as a public space itself.
ClienteFier Municipality, Urban Planning Ministry
Superficie Lorda (mq)60000
Design TeamJacopo Berlendis, Davide Cappochin, Giuseppe Cappochin, Giancarlo Franchini, Roberto Franchini, Giacomo Gola, Andrea Michelini, Amarda Velçani
ConsulentiVIASTRADE S.R.L., REAN 95
Curriculum studio / partecipanteMAU Architecture is an contemporary architectural practice based in Fier, Albania, and Padova since 2017.
We develops our line through the participation in projects concerning public-private programs, promoting through architecturethe sense of community and the individual identities. We are a multi-disciplinary design practice working in the fields of Architectural, Interior and Urban planning. Our goal is to combine innovation and research with a professional completeness, capable of responding to complex programs at any scale. We have oriented the research towards the integration artifice-nature, to create sensitive environments in perpetual change, which stimulate the interaction between man and environment. Our team also makes use of external expertise at the international level in the field of engineering, landscape and
sustainability, being able to work with different clients, from private to public, translating and interpreting their needs and expectations.