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RESIDENTIAL COMPLEX, TIRANA, ALBANIA

SCOPE OF WORK: Engineering, procurement, and construction

SCHEDULE: 2013-2018

VALUE: 30 million Euro

BUSINESS: Construction magnet neighbourhood


Located in Tirana, the capital city of Albania, the 12 887 meter square, Magnet Residence is a unique project designed by Daniel Libeskind, the Polish-American architect, author of The Holocaust Museum in Berlin, Milan Fair, and also the Ground Zero Master Plan through World Trade Center One.

By contributing with sustainable architecture, with attractive vistas and with well-defined piazzas, Magnet introduces a new kind of liveliness that this beautiful Mediterranean City really deserves.

The project provides playgrounds, tennis and football courts and also bicycle roads. Everybody is invited to use vehicles only in the underground area or around the residential complex.

We aim to create a space that reveals the worldly cohabitation of the light, the sky, the earth and the prospective. Everybody would choose to enjoy the living in Magnet and the feeling of liberty, space and green areas.


Video Daniel Libeskind – Magnet Neighbourhood


BOOSTING THE TIRANA-AREA ECONOMY

  • Local procurement and other contracts
  • Local employees hired
  • Indigenous employees and subcontractors hired
  • Young age engineers and architects hired
  • Every month new opportunities for internships

 

HIGH QUANTITIES OF MATERIALS

The projects requires enough:

  • Concrete
  • Structural Steel
  • Electrical Cable
  • Thermo-Isolation 
  • Acoustic-Isolation
  • Façade – Scratchy Plaster
  • Split Conditioning System – Heating System

DEVELOPING THE WORKPLACE

Employee community development programs earned Kontakt the 22 April 2014 First Career Fair, an activity organized by Epoka University which offered employment opportunities to last-year students, orienting and supporting them in their first steps for a successful career. Kontakt was one of the first supporters of this project and starter of a long process of recruitment for internships and employment opportunities.

Kontakt has a long time collaborative relationship with the National Employment Office in Tirana for the employment of Albanian citizens. It has been recently prized for the employment of more than 20 people of different specialties in the construction field. Kontakt is still in an ongoing process of creating new opportunities for a career in engineering, architecture, law, finance and also real estate.


WHY IT MATTERS

The annual Albanian demand for residential buildings stands at a high rate. Forecasts point to an increase of the overall percentage as a result of the return of the population from the emigration by doubling the residential construction—much of it in Tirana.

AN EFFICIENT EFFORT

Because of overlapping schedules, close proximity, and good cooperation, each project and all customers have benefited from economies of scale and efficiency orchestrated by Kontakt For the sake of quality, speed, and cost control, Kontakt engineers in Tirana geared their designs for a better elaboration of the residential complex by contributing each and every one in the creation of all the buildings.

CARING FOR THE ENVIRONMENT

We’ve taken great care to protect the environmental space by planting trees and seeds, including a rigorous program to prevent invasive species from damaging them. Our program also consists in the constant watering process.