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Gjergj Bakallbashi

Tirana (Albania) / Munchen (Germany)

Gjergj Bakallbashi

Graduated from Harvard University School of Design, Former-Head of the Department of Urban Planning and Architecture at the Municipality of Tirana

Architecht, graduated from the Harvard University after finalizing a Master’s Degree from the Graduate School of Design, with a focus on Cities and their Specificity, taking part of the Research of Cities Program directed by Jacques Herzog and Pierre De Meuron.

He was the Head of the Department of Urban Planning and Architecture at the Municipality of Tirana between 2011 and 2017, worked on the two masterplans for the city of Tirana and numerous urban designs that are currently being implemented. He has curated the Venice Architecture Biennale (2010) under the title “Beyond Color”, and has also published in the Harvard Univeristy-based journal New Geographies, concerned with agency and design, about the Albanian Pavillion Project.

He is currently working with his own practice VIZA Arkitekts, on the design and implementation of residential developments in Tirana.

Bakallbashi is a member of the Expert Committee of the European Prize for Urban Public Space since the 2016 edition.

[Last update: January, 2019]

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