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Wednesday23 July 2014

MOBILIciTY: Tirana Multimodal Station Competition

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A new intermodal Train Station in Tirana is required to kick-start an overall renewal of the city and a comprehensive revision of rail and road mobility

he new station will become a hub, connecting both the urban areas and the areas outside the city, in conjuction with the existing railway network. Ideas must respond to the needs of an expanding city, reinterpret existing mobility systems and examine the relationship between the machines and men.

The presence of such an influential new core within the current urban tissue requires strategic choices that encompass great responsibility, both in terms of reorganization of a major road and railway receptivity. Unlike many European capital cities, where the presence of the railway station already weighs heavily on the central urban contexts, the competition site is located in a completion area, far away from the city centre.

One of the problems that the new intermodal system should take into account is the connection with the heart of the city. By establishing easier connections to the main activities and services in the existing urban fabric, the use of new infrastructure at different times of the day will be further improved. The new intermodal centre will not only meet the standard requirements of railway stations, but it will also offer a viable alternative in respect to a functional mix that can best interpret the constant changes taking place in a city like Tirana.

For more see http://www.awrcompetitions.com/

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