The building was built between 1986 and 1988 and was the museum of communist leader Enver Hoxha until 1991.
The Pyramid in Albania’s capital Tirana will be the largest multifunctional center for young people, focusing mainly on digital education, but also on art and culture, ATA reported.
The Prime Minister of Albania Edi Rama published photos of the work on the most emblematic building of the city, which after the transformation is expected to be visited by about 5 thousand young people a day, the agency writes.
Rama, quoted by ATA, said that the pyramid, which takes a (new) form conceived by the famous Dutch architect Vinnie Maas, will soon become the largest digital center in the Balkans.
After the completion of the project, which was financed by the government, Tirana Municipality and the Albanian-American Development Fund, the center will have 18 rooms where young people can learn different computer programs and 14 other classrooms designed for learning in nature.
The project envisages that the pyramid will be divided into three zones, one part of which will be for “TUMO” (a new type of educational system in which technology and design intersect – note ed.) and the classes that will be held inside, and another part will be for business systems and IT entrepreneurs, where many of the startups will have practices and test products.
An innovation regarding the pyramid is the recycling of all the material left inside it, which will be used to create the new building, while the outer part, until now flat and slippery, will be turned into stairs, which will be a place of relaxation for the students, adds ATA.
The pyramid was built between 1986 and 1988 and was a museum of the communist leader Enver Hoxha until 1991. It was designed in the shape of the spread wings of an eagle, as a symbol of the people, but it can only be seen from above. After 1991, it became a center for conferences and exhibitions. In 1999, during the Kosovo war, the pyramid was used as a NATO base.