Pyramid of Tirana 

Location: Tirana, Albania

Completed: 1988

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.  

Pyramid of Tirana (Enver Hoxha Museum) in Tirana, Albania | Brutalist | Communist architecture | former Eastern Bloc

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