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

Fausto Di Florestano - The Genesis of New Architectural Forms in Albania


Armand Vokshi, Florim Nepravishta


This research on the Florestano Di Faustos architecture seek to highlight the evident facts which are fairly present in the context of Albanian cities, but little-known in the academic and professional field . Di Fausto, the Italian architect who worked on the second regulatory plan of Tirana, designed personally also the new core of the Albanian capital, Skanderbeg Square altogether with the ensemble of ministries and the administrative buildings. The materials found in various archives in Italy and Albania reflects clearly the high capacity of architect’s creativity, who worked at the same time for the construction of the city where Mussolini was born, Predapio, in Rhodes, Greece and in Tirana. Working in different contexts, with his architecture, to fulfill the complex requirements that come from these countries, every time he strove to make architecture which will be plugged with “the legend, myth and history of the location, leaving a space into free interpretation of tradition in a new vision of the most modern architecture”. This paper will present the typical and original elements elaborated by Di Fausto in Albania, with a deep respect of existing city. Important parts of Di Faustos’ ideas are showing for the first time.


Florestano Di Fauso, italian architect, italian architecture in Albania, Skanderbeg Square, Royal Palace