Butrint National Park Visitor Center (Albania) Shortlist


Sponsor: The Ministry of Culture of Albania, the Butrint Management Foundation (BMF)
Facilitator: Malcolm Reading Consultants (London)
Type: International, open (RfQ), 2-stage
The Butrint Management Foundation (BMF) today [13 December 2022] revealed the four teams who will compete to design a new visitor center for Butrint National Park, an exceptional UNESCO World Heritage Site (WHS) on Albania’s Ionian coastline.

The four finalist teams are (in alphabetical order by team lead):

  • Kengo Kuma & Associates (Japan) with CHwB Albania, YOKE, Esmeralda Agolli, Ervin Paci, SOLARON Albania, iMEPS Engineering & Consulting, and R-Team Engineering
  • Lahdelma & Mahlamäki Architects (Finland) with Geometria Architecture, doxiadis+, Ralph Appelbaum Associates, Giorgos Papazafiriou, and Sitowise
  • Philippe PROST / AAPP (France) with Michel Desvigne Paysagiste, William Van Andringa, Terrell Group, ECO + CONSTRUIRE, and CL Design
  • William Matthews Associates (UK) with Barker Langham, Harris Bugg Studio, Structure Workshop, and Atelier Ten