Conference Title: International Conference in Business,Technology and Innovation 2013
Conference Title: UBT Publications
Contributing Editos: Prof. Albert Qarri, Prof. Ibrahim Krasniqi, Krenare Pireva, Evelina Bazini, Nita Abrashi
Co-Organizers: Ardian Emini, Vlora Aliu, Betim Gashi, Xhemajl Mehmeti, Kushtrim Dragusha, Murat Retkoceri, Kaltrina Bunjaku, Leonita Braha
Start Date: 2013-11-01
End Date: 2013-11-02
Venue, City, Country: : Hotel Bleart , Durres , Albania

Paper Title

Tirana, Between East and The West in The Focus of The Urban Texture


Armand Vokshi, Ani Tola (Panariti)


This research tries to synthesize the urban development of Tirana, especially in the historical part of it, at different times. The evolution of the city of Tirana is a typical evolution for Albanian cities with an urban structure, which was born in the Ottoman period. The chaotic urban structure shaped spontaneously in recent centuries, in Bosios plan during 1940, was thought to be treated as a "garden city", well integrated with the new form of the city, preserving at the same time his physiognomy. Unfortunately this project has not been taken into consideration during the years of socialist realism, while in urban level there was no clear space developments in these parts. The situation in our time appears tragic with the destruction of the old urban structure but not in favor of a clear urban regulation for the city. The result of this paper is to identify and to dismantle the aggravated problems of urban structure in the capital and show effectively intervenes in special cases.


urban design, Tirana, Bosio, urban plan, urban texture