Gjakova, Kosovo

HOOD Architects - Raquel Prendes, Irene CaƱada

Clockwork Krena (2015)

Gjakova is a multicultural city with an important trading and agriculture tradition. It is crossed by the Krena River which divides the city in two parts neither of which relates with the river or the adjacent areas. The project strategy is to recover the riverbank as the core of Gjakova. Three main public areas are functionalized and connected by a regenerated riverside which becomes an added value of the city urban context. The new uses are created with a modular building system that can be re-defined to adapt the public spaces to the future needs of the citizens. europan13_01 europan13_02 europan13_03 europan13_05 europan13_04