This year Tirana Architecture Week reaches its fifth edition. TAW is a cultural event organized biannually by POLIS University aimed at promoting international knowledge linked to architecture practice and research activities, starting from the Albanian context and reaching out to the international scene, positioning Tirana and, more in general Albania, in the European and World map. The previous editions successfully accomplished the mission of exposing Albania to the international Architecture panorama, with important guests such as Peter Eisenmann, Kengo Kuma, Mario Cusinella, Winy Maas, Massimiliano Fuksas, Wolf Prix, Francine Houben, Francius Roche, to mentions just a few.
[Topics of TAW past editions]
TAW2018 – “[CO]Habitation Tactics”
TAW2016 –“Architecture that matters”
TAW2014 – “[EN]visioning future cities”
TAW2012 – “[RE]appropriation of the city”
[TAW Organizer & Funder / POLIS University]
Founded in 2006, POLIS University – the International School of Architecture and Urban Development Policies – is an ambitious and engaged, research-led higher education institution, supporting a focused range of core disciplines in the fields of architecture, urban planning, design and environmental management. With its forerunner approach, POLIS aims at building a critical mass prepared to face the country’s development needs and patterns, as well as Albania’s aspiration to develop following EU standards.