#SUSTAINABILITY #REUSE #INDUSTRIAL
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“Klan KOSOVA Television” is one of the first examples of industrial building transformation in Kosovo (it was one a manufacturing plant for shock absorbers). It is seen as a model on raising people’s awareness in recycling and reusing materials.
The architectural concepts generated from reused and recycled materials consist of:
- The reuse of building elements such as: chandeliers, radiators, valve handles and pipes originally used as manufacturing infrastructure. Desk holders and desk electricity are in the original position; pipes are also reused to make in-house designed radiators and are in general used as electricity’s and IT’s infrastructure.
- The reuse of solid waste: bricks from the ruins of houses burned during the war in Kosovo were utilised; railway sleepers were recycled for the façade; an envelope made out of recycled boards, assembled in a natural parametric composition of different dimensions, create movement on the façade, through light and shadow.
These characteristics bring a dynamic design to architecture, representing an embodiment between the concepts of environmental and spiritual sustainability.
architects: Astrit NIXHA
location: Pristina, Kosova
surface: 6672 m2
year/status: 2014 (built)
structure: prwefabricated metallic elements
materials: wood, brick, metal, plaster
client/contractor: Klan Kosova Television / Fabrika e Amortizatoreve
project team: ANARCH
partner/consultants: Xero A
photography: Avni Shala