Competition 1st prize, in planning

The Open Parliament of Albania

Architectural and urban design strategies
As the future political center of the Albanian Republic, the Open Parliament of Albania creates an outstanding architectural landmark in one of the main parts of Tirana’s urban fabric. Situated along the compositional axis of the city, it is located in vicinity to the major governmental institutions.

The design incorporates fundamental democratic values such as openness, transparency and public co-determination. The simultaneity of competing political concepts within a democratic society is translated into the design concept: Different building elements are not opposed, but coexist in one building ensemble with a contemporary aesthetic that allows visualizing new functions and meanings.





  • 28 000 m² Site Area
  • 38 650 m² Gross Floor Area
  • 13 100 m² Footprint




COOP HIMMELB(L)AU Wolf D. Prix / W. Dreibholz & Partner ZT GmbH
Design Principal: Wolf D. Prix
Design Partner: Karolin Schmidbaur
Senior Project Partner: Michael Volk
Project Partner: Hartmut Hank
Project Architect: Friedrich Hähle
Design Architects: Ivana Jug, Steven Ma
Project Team: Anne Arildsen, Peregrine Buckler, Helmut Holleis, Veronika Janovska, Kadri Kerge, Heimo Math, Anais Méon, Valerie Messini, Ismet Qorrolli, Jeroen Roosen, Tamara Soto Bailon, Xinyu Wan
3D Visualization: Steven Ma, Cynthia Sanchez- Morales
Graphics: Thomas Hindelang, Jan Rancke, Anja Sorger
Model Building: Sebastian Buchta, Tyler Bornstein, Paul Hoszowski, La Chi Nam, Morteza Farhadian Dehkordi, Yichen Lu, Magnus Möschel



Structural Engineering: B+G Ingenieure, Bollinger Grohmann Schneider ZT-GmbH, Vienna, Austria
Energy Design: Prof. Brian Cody, Berlin, Germany


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