Announcement - KUL-Belgium & Epoka University: Interim Review [Rethinking Waterland-Kashar & 100 Lakes-Tirana]

April 13th, 2013

On Monday, April 15, 2013 the Interim Review for the joint project Rethinking Waterland-Kashar & 100 Lakes-Tirana, will take place.

KUL academic staff member, 51N4E architects and MaUSP in KUL students on the one hand and Epoka University, Architecture Department instructors and students, will present their findings and analysis on "100 Lakes DURANA area, and Kashar commune, respectively.

Local experts in the fields of hydrology, geology, rural sociology, economy, GIS experts, urban planners, ect, will be the invited guests to discuss on the students' findings.

This presentation of, is the continuation of parallel academic studios in the Catholic University of Leuven (MaUSP) and Epoka University in Tirana (Architecture faculty). The studios are focusing on the future of the metropolitan area between Tirana and Durres through an investigation on the artificial water reservoirs made under the socialist regime. The collaboration was launched by 51N4E in the summer of 2012 and the office (Sotiria Kornaropoulou, Freek Persyn) is guiding the studio in Leuven.

A workshop held in February 25 - 29th, in Epoka university and in the project site (Tirana- Durres region) marked the initiation of this research project.


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