Pogradec Urban Project
Pogradec, as a city and municipality in central Albania, situated on the shores of Ohrid lake, was suffering problems caused by land privatization, uncontrolled building construction, migration and insufficient infrastructure and unsatisfactory living environment. Within this context, the studio project included some supplementary design themes like lakefront redevelopment, integrity of the historic part of the city, transformation of the existing town center, development of a new town center and a new residential area for the growing population. On the large scale, a coastal pedestrian spine was proposed as the major element to connect the different development and transformation spots of the city. In the historic part of the city, firstly the, urban design policies were proposed to ensure the integrity of these elements and values with each other and within the wider urban landscape.
Studio instructors: Baykan Günay, Erhan Acar, Özcan Esmer, Adnan Barlas, Özgehan Özen, Serdar Özbay
Students: Mesut Akbaş, Eda Akçadağ, Açalya Alpan, Şebnem Arbak Erdem, Ceren Ayata, Ebru Bingöl, Umut Cırık, Pınar Çubuk, Doğan Dursun,Cem Ekiz, Ozan Erdoğan, Adelina Greca, Eylem Gülcemal, Levent Karagöl, Oğuz Karakadılar, Valbona Koci, Aslıhan Özaslan, Ufuk Seyhan, Burcu Yiğit, Onur Yumuş