Casanova+Hernandez Architects have been awarded, together with their joint venture partners iRI, the “Restoration, Reconstruction, and Musealization project of the National Historical Museum in Tirana”, Albania.
The National Historical Museum is the most important and the largest museum in the country, and it hosts a number of exhibitions featuring artifacts and representing narratives of different historical periods.
The award-winning team is made up of 31 (international and local) senior specialists from different fields, including, apart from several architects and exhibition designers, Albanologists, historians, archaeologists, ethnographers, iconographers, audience experts, marketing-business experts, multimedia experts, experts in lighting design, archivists, experts in the specific requirements to preserve and storage cultural heritage assets, and curators. This team will work closely together with our regular team of architects and designers.
The project is funded by the European Union and is implemented by UNOPS in close partnership with the Albanian Ministry of Culture and it aims as well at remedying the damages created by former earthquakes in Tirana.