On behalf of Epoka University, we are pleased to invite you to attend
International Conference on Architecture and Urban Design*, which will be
held at Epoka University in Tirana, Albania on *April 19-21, 2012*. We
expect an international audience of about 150 persons, including academics,
practicing architects, urban designers, and planners.
You are invited to submit an abstract and / or poster proposal to one of the
conference tracks listed below:
- Architectural history and historic preservation
- Green building technologies and materials
- User-friendly public spaces
- Architecture & urban design education
- Construction management
- Information technology in architecture & urban design
Abstracts / Posters must be submitted for review by *January 15, 2012*.
Prof. Dr. *Ardeshir Mahdavi*, Technical University of Vienna, Austria.
Prof. Dr. *Giorgio Gianighian*, University of Venice, Italy.
Prof. Dr. *Ilknur Kolay*, Istanbul Technical University, Turkey.
Prof. Dr. *Aspa Gospodini*, University of Thessaly, Athens, Greece.
Adj. Assist. Prof. Dr. *Deike Peters*, University of Southern California,
Los Angeles, USA.
Assist. Prof. Dr. *Martino Tattara*, Berlage Institute, Rotterdam, Holland.
Dr. *Paola Ardizzola*, MuseoArchitetturaArte, Pescara, Italy.
*Mirela Kamberi*, United Nations Development Programme, Albania.
*Christos Passas*, Zaha Hadid Architects & Architectural Association,
Over the past twenty years, Tirana, the capital of Albania, has evolved into
a dense, compact, and vibrant city of almost one million people, full of
shops, cafés, restaurants, music, colorful buildings, and street life. At
the same time, it is choked with automobile traffic, its older façades are
crumbling down, and the traditional housing stock is being eroded to make
room for condominium buildings. Sustainable construction technologies are in
their infancy. High-tech high-rise architecture is juxtaposed with small
scale informal additions to communist-era housing units and pre-communist
oriental and Western neoclassic homes. While there is much private wealth in
the country, the public sector has limited resources. This set of
circumstances makes Tirana a very interesting laboratory for architects and
urban designers & planners, and an enjoyable place to visit.
We appreciate your interest in 1-ICAUD and look forward to seeing you at
1-ICAUD Organizing Committee
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Address: Autostrada Tirane-Rinas, Km 12,
Tel.: +355 42 232 086 / +355 42 222 077
Fax.: +355 42 222 117
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