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Above the ground the helix is horizontal and provides the main facade interface, but also combines the structure and the organization of the volumes. The organizational platform, helix this time, is integrating programming, structure, routing and lighting.
The building works as a compact sunken plaza with three floors of entertainment and shopping facilities under the ground and two above ground floors.
source: commission 2005 client: Credins Bank location: Komuna e Parisit,Tirana, Albania Facts: bank GF + 1F and 3 floors of underground commercial spaces,1400 m2 total structure: structural concrete helix, glass, metal cladding
Elastik Team: Igor Kebel, Mika Cimolini, Tomaž Pipan, Judith Spillmann, Polona Pirnat