Daniel Libeskind, the famous architect responsible for such projects as the Jewish Museum Berlin and the Fiera Milano, is creating a large residential centre in Tirana, Albania, comprising some 800 apartments. Libeskind has selected Italcementi Group’s innovative products, i.active coat and i.idro drain, for the development, which is composed of two towers and smaller buildings surrounded by several park areas and common spaces.
The first edifice, “Eagle in flight”, has already been finished and will be inaugurated in autumn. Work on the second building, called “Orion”, will start shortly.
Italcementi Group researchers are now working on some coloured versions of i.active COAT, since the architect would like to distinguish each structure with a different colour.
This important partnership with STUDIO Libeskind and KONTAKT, the Albanian company in charge of the construction works, has led to another important result: the same products are being used to build ANA, another residential complex in Tirana. In this case the project has been signed by the International Architecture Studio CITYFOERSTER based in Rotterdam (Netherlands) and includes four buildings with very comfortable apartments, open and commercial spaces, parking and storage solutions.
Adapted from press release by Katherine Guenioui
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