The present stateThe competition was launched on September 17, 2021, with the distribution of the documents to the participants, after the jury has finally discussed and approved them in a colloquium.
Promotor of the competitionAlbanian-American Development Foundation (AADF)
Tirana/ Albania

represented through
Martin Mata and Aleksander Sarapuli
In agreement with
Albanian Ministry of Culture
Tirana/ Albania

represented through
Elva Margariti
Minister of Culture
ProcedureThe competition is organized as invited single stage project competition according the “UIA Competition Guide for Design Competitions in Architecture and Related Fields”. The competition is anonymous.

Photograph of the competition area

JuryArchitectural jurors:
• Adelina Greca, Architect and Director General at the National Territorial Planning Agency, Tirana/Albania
• Dominique Jakob, Architect, Paris/France
• Prof. Rainer Mahlamäki, Architect, Helsinki/Finland (chair)
• Prof. Assoc. Dr. Armand Vokshi, Architect and Dean of the Faculty of Architecture and Urbanism at Polytechnic University, Tirana/Albania

Technical jurors:
• Prof. Barbara Kirshenblatt-Gimblett, Museologist and Researcher, New York/USA
• Elva Margariti, Minister, Ministry of Culture, Tirana/Albania
• Martin Mata and Aleksander Sarapuli, (one vote) AADF, Co-CEOs, Tirana/Albania
PrizesThe promoter will provide the amount of USD 11,000 (net) for prizes with the following distribution. The amount was determined in relation to the size of the project, in respect of the competition requirements and the budget.

• 1st prize Commission for the Implementation design (General planning contract)
• 2nd prize USD 6,500
• 3rd prize USD 4,500
ParticipantsThe following architectural firms have been invited to participate in the competition and have bindingly confirmed their participation:

• Kimmel Eshkolot Architects, Tel Aviv/Israel
• merz merz GmbH & Co KG, Berlin/Germany
• Studio Terragni Architetti, Como/Italy
• Wandel Lorch Götze Wach GmbH, Frankfurt/Germany
• Winkler + Ruck Architekten, Klagenfurt/Austria
Jury colloquiumAugust 25, 2021
Distribution of competition documents September 17, 2021
Online forum September 17 to October 8, 2021
Submission of entriesNovember 25, 2021
Jury meetingDecember 16, 2021
In case of contradiction of information provided on this website and the competition brief, the information given in the competition brief shall prevail.