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Pavilion of Albania “HAPËSIRA ZERO SPACE” Arsenale, Venice, Italy 2018

 

The Albanian Pavilion opens its comfortable doors, full of colours, sounds, scents and shades of Tirana, in the 16th International Biennale of Architecture! Tirana’s “ZeroSpace”, where cosmos and chaos are fused with no predetermined contact point, is presented in this installation through a sensorial experience created by composing elements that aim to include all the senses and guide the visitor in a journey perceiving the free space and true essence of the city. The concept behind the installation encompasses a transversal movement: urbanisation of the world – as an important aspect of globalisation – with the utopias and dystopias that it produces. Societies are born, transformed, developed, trying increasingly to become integrated among “places” or “non-places”, while instruments that control their interaction constantly strengthen. These spaces are intertwined into urban contexts where anthropological spaces swap places with instrumental non-contextual ones created by an almost-contractual relationship. We live in a time when people cannot move their surplus of human development towards “no man’s land”. On the other hand, the moving of people is causing “urban congestions” exactly because modernisation is not anymore, a privilege of only a part of the world. The Albanian Pavilion transforms itself into a gravitational centre that pulls on utopias – those utopias that have the human experience-by-architecture in their core. The Biennale can be the pretext for a tribute to a city that though runs normally towards its modernisation and transformation into a “Generic City”, jealously preserves its bottom-up antibodies-elements that still foster it from becoming “Junkspace”. Tirana has no resemblance to a “non-place” or “Utopia” (claimed by Thomas Moore as the definition of an imaginary place, a metaphysical one, that does not exist in reality), but in our interpretation, we intentionally shift it into another ancient Greek word “Eutopia” – a good place, a place that makes you feel good, makes you visit it, experience it. It is by this phenomenal diptych that we introduce our Eutopian Tirana.The public is therefore engaged with its sounds, shadows, lack of perception of the verge, but at the same time free to create the space and modify the physical configuration of the pavilion. Intentionally or not, the public becomes not only a spectator but also the protagonist creating a spatial form, growing cognitively into a tourist, or even more a citizen of Tirana.

“Hapësira zero” është projekti shqiptar që përfaqëson vendin në Bienalen Ndërkombëatare të Arkitekturës që po zhvillohet në Venecia në Itali. Elementët, pjesë e ekspozitës janë portat e shtëpive të hershme tiranase, si një akt i kalimit nga e njohura tek e panjohura; nga e kaluara tek qyteti evropian. Portat e mëdha e të vjetra të Tiranës, shtëpitë si pjesë e urbanistikës së qytetit janë tashmë pjesë e Bienales së Venecias. Portat në kultura të ndryshme, konsiderohen si akti i “kalimit të pragut”, ajo e bashkimit me një botë të re, dhe njëkohësisht porta përfaqëson ndarjen dhe komunikimin e dy ambienteve, jo thjesht si mjet identifikues i kufijve të hapësirës ndërmjet një ambienti të brendshëm apo të jashtëm dhe anasjelltas, por edhe si kalim mes dy nivelesh: e njohura dhe e panjohura, hyjnorja dhe njerëzorja. Kjo është arsyeja që janë zgjedhur portat si element për të shpjeguar Tiranën; karakterizuar nga prezenca e shumë dyqaneve, punishteve, kafeneve, të pranishëm kudo nëpër qytet dhe pothuaj 24 orë në shërbim të qytetit.

ALBANIA – HAPËSIRA ZERO SPACE . Alla sua quinta partecipazione alla Biennale di Architettura di Venezia, l’Albania rilegge il tema Freespace concentrandosi sulla “liberazione dello spazio a livello zero” nella città di Tirana. I visitatori possono misurarsi con un’installazione “multi-livello e multi-sensoriale”, alla scoperta dello spazio libero e dell’essenza della capitale albanese. Lasciato libero di modificare la configurazione visiva dell’intervento, il pubblico può dunque diventare “il protagonista interattivo della forma della città”. La serie di porte di questa presentazione delinea il passaggio tra l’interno e l’esterno nell’urbanistica contemporanea della capitale albanese, che oggi è caratterizzata da molti bar, locali, negozi, presenti in ogni angolo della città. “Zero Space” riveste un ruolo sociale che viene reso possibile dalla presenza di piccoli abitazioni e negozi. Gli abitanti di Tirana, infatti, progettano le loro vite tra la sicurezza del piano terra della città dove loro interagiscono liberamente l’un con l’altro, portandosi in uno stretto legame con il territorio, il quale nel caso di una città si può tradurre con gli spazi intorno alle abitazioni, nello ‘spazio zero’.

Commissioner: Mirela Kumbaro, Minister of Culture of the Republic of Albania.

Curator: Elton Koritari. Exhibitor: VARKA Arkitekturë, commonsense.studio, Fablab Tirana.

The team Team Leader_ Dorian Tytymçe – Architect

Jurtin Hajro, Architect

Florian Pollo, Architect

Enri Leka, Model Maker/Architect in the making

Fiona Mali, Architect

Genti Tavanxhiu, Artist / sculptor

Jonid Koritari, Audio Artist

Artemis Hajdini, Video Artist

Laedia Hajdari, Snenographer Artist

Mirjana Pali, Cultural Mediator

Eni Molla, Content Manager A

nisa Hysko, PR Financing Coordinator

Egin Zeka, Urban planner


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Desert stone. H 2 m. Limestone, Hurghada. Egypt 2018

Composed of two oval elements on which one and larger that absorbs the greatest extension in the space of the composition, exposed in a diagonal position corresponding to the block of stone, and the other smaller one crosses it in the middle. The dynamic composition is also suggested by the free space at the bottom of the base of the work, which in turn is incorporated and involved in the center of the work as the third optional element necessary to complete the idea. the empty space created on the meeting of forms makes the play of light and shadow exciting. In relation to the “silk way” theme, sculpture symbolically tells of the crossover of cultures and the interaction of trade among different peoples