Pyramid of Tirana
Location: Tirana, Albania
Architect: Pranvera Hoxha, Klement Kolaneci, Pirro Vaso and Vladimir Bregu
Former name: Enver Hoxha Museum
Genre: Brutalist, Communist architecture, former Eastern Bloc
Co-designers, Pranvera Hoxha and Klement Kolaneci were the daughter and son-in-law respectively of the Albanian dictator, Enver Hoxha. The building has been a convention centre, a military base for NATO, a museum and a nightclub in its time. The structure is currently being reconstructed and will become the centrepiece of a new youth-focused cultural hub for the city which will offer free technology and design-related education programmes for 12 to 18-year-olds.
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