Kengo Kuma & Associates wins Butrint National Park Visitor Center International Design Competition
For its unique architectural approach in creating not only a building but a gateway to Butrint, with a wonderful view and creating a meeting place for the local community and tourists, among the four final companies:
Kengo Kuma & Associates (Japan)
Lahdelma & Mahlamäki Architects (Finland)
Philippe PROST / AAPP (France)
William Matthews Associates (United Kingdom)
the jury selected the studio “Kengo Kuma & Associates” as a winner.
The international competition jury consisted of the following members:
Róisín Heneghan – Co-Founder and Director, Heneghan Peng Architects (kryetare jurie)
Elva Margariti – Minister of Culture, Albania
Martin Mata – Co-CEO, AADF
Aleksandër Sarapuli – Co-CEO, AADF
Mónica Luengo – Founder, ATP Architecture, Territory and Landscape (ICOMOS expert)
Suzanne Ogge – Director of Heritage and International Projects, studioMilou (UNESCO expert)
Thomas Vonier FAIA RIBA CPP – Senior Partner, Chesapeake Strategies Ltd, Paris + Ëashington DC (Former President International Union of Architects)
Matilda Pando – President, Association of Architects of Albania; Founder and Director, MATT ARCHITECT&ASSOCIATES
The two-phase selection process was organized by Malcolm Reading Consultants in collaboration with the Ministry of Culture Albania and Albanian-American Development Foundation. The competition was financed by Albanian-American Development Foundation.
To learn more about the process, the participating companies and the jury click on the link.