Eagle in Flight

Tirana, Albania


The thirteen story tower is crescent-shaped in plan, rising with stepped terraces towards a crescendo of 45 meter-high at the western tip.  The ridges of the undulating façade and the peaked penthouse silhouette echoes the surrounding mountain range seen beyond the city skyline from the terraces and balconies of each unit.  At street-level there is retail and office space and a pedestrian plaza. Each of the 115 units have south-exposed living areas where the window and door openings have been designed in concert with the balcony forms to maximize passive solar shading in the summer, while allowing the lower winter sun in. The terraced planted roof areas will absorb heat and storm water while providing green living areas for residents.

The building was completed in 2014