Urban Design Competition and Procurement for the Coastal Strip and Surrounding Settlements for tourism development and infrastructures Riviera, Orikum Region, Albaina. The project establishes the National Park of Karaburun-Orikum lagoon-Llogara: with the aim of setting up a Centre of Excellence that can offer unique and diverse experiences.
Program: Design Interventions of public spaces and services for the coastal strip and for the related settlements based on tourism development. KOL National Park design with Lagoon park: info points, cycling route, outdoor equipped areas for entertainment.
Location: Orikum Region, Albaina
Client: Atelier Albania, National Territorial Planning Agency, Ministry of Urban Development and Tourism
Assignment: ATENASTUDIO, ATELIER 4
Schedule: 1st phase October 2014 – 2nd phase November2014 – Detail design August 2015
Status: Detail Design
Awards: 1rst Prize and Procurement
We proposed a process that promotes the attractiveness and accessibility of the coastal area of Orikum integrating archaeological values, maritime heritage, seaside tourism and marine sports activities and nature, food and wine promotion etc.
The reserves of Karaburun, object of several fires over the years, will experience a reforestation plan aimed at improving the conditions of use of the area. The identity of the new park is supported by the creation of a brand of the park: a logo, a name (K.O.L Karaburun-Orikum-Llogara) that will mark all routes and nodal points of the area.
In order to give new impulse to local agriculture three intervention strategies have been identified according to different areas of the region: for the south agricultural area of the lagoon has been proposed the cultivation with medicinal plants with the establishment of a medical seeds bank. Viticulture is appropriate to the front of the Adriatic Karaburun, while the inland hills are suitable for cultivation in terraces of citrus fruits.
Urban Renewal | Urban fabric of little value | Limiting the expansion lock in the direction towards the sea
Structuring a new fabric “weak” designed with solid sinuous lines, derived from the coastal strip north and then going back scattering in the valley for agricultural and realized mainly with rows of new planted trees.
The new fabric generates interstitial areas and new urban spatiality to be completed with the design of public open spaces conceived as “fields” or “rooms” functionalized predominantly as entertainment and service in support of tourism.