TIRANA, September 7
The work has started in the former Bllok area, at the intersection of Vaso Pasha and Pjeter Bogdani streets for the construction of Blloku Cube, the newest multifunctional center in the city by Stefano Boeri Architetti. The Cube along with three schools is part of Tirana 2030 planning scheme for the capital. The building will combine retail, office, and rooftop garden spaces.
“The identity of the building is strongly characterized by a special cladding, a stand-out feature that makes it recognizable and unique in the city skyline and, at the same time, highly performing in terms of thermal efficiency, thanks to a “double skin” technological system,” the architect’s studio says.
The first floor of Blloku Cube will be occupied by shops while the second floor will include an unusual viewpoint for admiring the city view. The other five levels will be occupied by offices, while a roof garden restaurant will be situated on the seventh floor.
“The resulting effect is that of a vibrant and iridescent surface, a pattern of aluminum triangles playing with the sunlight to create reflections in different nuances of color,” Stefano Boeri said.
Source/photo credit: stefanoboeriarchitetti.net