The Mosque and Islamic Center of Tirana
10 May 2011
BIG (Bjarke Ingels Group), Martha Schwartz Landscape, Buro Happold , Speirs & Major, Lutzenberger & Lutzenberger, and Global Cultural Asset Management have won the competition to design a new 27000 m2 cultural complex in Tirana, Albania. The 27000 m2 centre, which will include a Mosque, Islamic Centre, and a Museum of Religious Harmony, is part of the on-going transformation of the Albanian capital that includes the restoration and refurbishment of existing buildings, the construction of a series of new public and private buildings, and the complete re-conceptualization of Scanderbeg Square. This important square is the site of the new cultural complex.