Textile as shelter ARMELA LAMAJ
Author: Armela Lamaj
Affiliation: POLIS University
During the visit to the city of Lezha, we got to know an interesting city that carried important cultural and territorial values. In our days this has led to social and economic cities reflected in the new territorial extension. During the acquaintance with the city, some general problems were identified, which are reflected in the facades of the buildings and in the way of using the common areas. Almost the entire area had a chaotic development. My proposal is related to intervention through textile materials. These interventions will help to regenerate the appearance of the city. During the visit to the Lezha town hall, where we had a meeting with the mayor of the city of Lezhe, he introduced us to the city's development plan. Acknowledging that Lezha has had a development in the last 10 years in terms of urban areas, the mayor stopped proposing new constructions in the city because an increase in the number of residents was expected. But during the visit to the city and during the comments that were made in the hall, the presentation of the project opened a debate between the listeners and the presenters of the program. Since a very large number of high-rise buildings still had unused residential houses, it was proposed that perhaps it would be better to create a maintenance plan for the city rather than an increase in unrestricted construction. This part of the conversation became the impetus for the initial ideas on textile facades. This was one of the first thoughts I had, to create a new view of the existing city.