A social building for people in need
The rehabilitation design was part of a bidding procedure for the dedign of 7 daily care centers, organized by the Municipality of Tirana, recognising the importance of architecture in aiding recovery. The design by arkimade for this Multifunctional Centre in Tirana won the first prize in this competition by entertaining this necessity.
The existing building is built during the communism era for industrial use. It is in a very bad condition so it is necessary to reconstruct the whole building.
As the existing roof is in bad condition we proposed to replace it with sandwich panels, giving a declination of 4% in the longitudinal direction. This will accent the linear form of the building, considering the multifunction services that this center offers.
Some of the services that this center provides are the library, the forum hall, the handicraft, and recreation activities. It also offers different outdoor activities in the garden around the building.