GËRMIA CONCERT HALL INTERNATIONAL COMPETITION
Urban & Architecture design:
Urb. Arch. Ervin Taçi
MA Studio & Partners l.t.d Vizion Project l.t.d
Achievement: Awarded 2-nd
Concert Hall Gërmia is a golden opportunity for Prishtina to bring back in life a noted building of the past, with a fresh contemporary impulse, that should look clearly to the future. It is precisely this key conceptual principle of architectural intervention. The yesterday of a building designed in the '70s is left as a trace for generations bringing back the identical geometries of the most important part of the original facade into the new design.
The new building extensions with a completely new and important function also looks toward the future interpreting the integration of original facade with transparent glass modules inspired by the geometry of the aluminum pattern in respect of the original design. The transition between two epochs comes as a fusion interpretation in the proposal. Above all, our intervention is urban, connecting in the shortest way the South-West with the North-East city center areas, transiting the most important city public space "Skanderbeg" Square. Almost all atrophied spaces today become active and the Concert Hall Germia building itself becomes the protagonist of the urban space with 360° experience with all that importance such a building should deserve.