The idea of a single glass façade was rejected to give its place to a
monolithic form which completes the historicity of the area in
combination with Skanderbeg statue, the old mosque and the tomb of
Suleiman Pasha, the founder of the city. The building begins its ascent
with an elliptical-shaped base which, as it progresses in height,
reduces its curvature smoothly, becoming eventually a square rooftop
which utilizes the available flat surface for the needs of the hotel.
The building is embraced by compact inclined concrete surfaces which,
combined with the minimum visible aluminum frame and glass surfaces,
allows the sunlight and shadows in public and private spaces to succeed
each other, creating a diverse elevation which unifies the external and
internal environment. In Plaza Hotel Tirana the Mediterranean light is
captured through a unique architectural composition and transformed into
an unexpected dance of shadows, culture and history.