BIG to Design Major Cultural Center in Albania

This seems an unsurprising commercial collaboration between BIG architects, Martha Scwhartz  Landscape, both who have tackled the issue of being contemporary, exiting, outrageous  and of advancing environmentally responsible design , with a Global ASset Management who  in their website opening statement are upfront about their aims: “GCAM is a global cultural asset management company that pursues a cluster of overlapping lines of business related to the expansion of art, culture, and art museums in a global economy.” The surprise is the clients embracing this view , again showing how the economic needs of cities are served by both protecting and advancing cultural capital.

BIGMartha Schwartz LandscapeBuro HappoldSpeirs & MajorLutzenberger & Lutzenberger, and Global Cultural Asset Management were 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 Center, and a Museum of Religious Harmony.

Competition-winning design for the new Tirana Mosque, Islamic Center, and Museum of Religious Harmony

Competition-winning design for the new Tirana Mosque, Islamic Center, and Museum of Religious Harmony

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