Department of Architecture collaborating with Municipality of Berat

November 14th, 2014

Department of Architecture collaborating with Municipality of Berat

Department of Architecture collaborating with Municipality of Berat

Department of Architecture at Epoka University is in a close collaboration with Berat Municipality. This partnership is planted on the Research Project `Re- Berat`. The city of Berat is selected as the focal study site for the research work in the scope of Advanced Architectural Design Studio [ARCH 401] being performed during the current fall semester. The aim of the research project is to investigate, analyze, define and propose spatial solutions to the current urban problems existing and still happening in Berat. All three sub themes; Re-Interpreting the Traditional Urban Fabric, Retrieving the River and Reclaiming the Toured Space, respectively focus on the following realities of Berat; the Historical and Cultural physical Values, the Environmental and Natural values and Touristic Potentials and Opportunities.    

The collaboration started with an official meeting between representatives of Department of Architecture at Epoka University, leaded by the Head of the department Assoc. Prof. Dr. Sokol Dervishi, with the mayor of Berat municipality, Mr. Fadil Nasufi. The mayor was kind enough to provide any technical, archival and institutional support that will be needed during this process. On the other hand the Department of Architecture at Epoka University expressed the good will to become a valuable partner with all its professional and scientific capacities.