Back to top

Vlora

The potential TID in Vlora is located is known as the Justin Godart Building Ensemble. The area is full with historical milestones, not just for the city, but the country as a whole. This intervention aims to bring to light one of the most important historical areas within the city that holds testimony to the city’s past.

The main objective of the project is the “Restoration and urban requalification of the built urban ensemble Justin Godart”, Vlora, in order to increase tourism and in consequence the economic development of the area through restoration, conservation and the rehabilitation of the traditional houses and cultural heritage areas.

Latest Updates View All Project News

  • 02.09.2018

    Meeting of the working group for restoration of the Historic Center of Vlora

    Meeting of the working group for restoration of the Historic Center of Vlora

    Tens of committed experts continue to work on the restoration of the Vlora Historic Center, part of the TID Vlora Project financed by the Albanian-American Development Foundation (AADF) in cooperation with the Vlora Municipality and the Albanian Government. During today’s meeting of the TID Vlora working group, various issues were discussed aiming at accelerating the work and better coordination of all stakeholders for the most effective implementation of the project. The meeting was attended by the AADF Co-CEOs, Mr. Martin Mata and Mr. Aleksander Sarapuli, the Mayor of Vlora Mr. Dritan Leli, consultants and experts from these institutions, the design studio Atelier 4 and the construction company AlbStar. The meeting was followed by a visit to the construction site where engineers and architects explained some of the challenges of the restoration process happening in many buildings on Justin Godard street. The parties agreed to set up a parallel construction site on the Jewish street, besides that on the Justin Godard street. The works for the rehabilitation of the Vlora Historic Center have started in late 2017. The TID Vlora project, which includes infrastructure works, continues with the consolidation of the TID Vlora association and the implementation of the activities to help the businesses in this area.

    Detailed description

  • 01.31.2018

    Visit of TID Vlora Association in New Bazaar, Tirana

    Visit of TID Vlora Association in New Bazaar, Tirana
    On January 30th, some business’ representatives at the Vlora Historical Center and Board members of TID Vlora Association, visited the TID area in Tirana, to look closely how is developed the BID/TID model. During this visit, they met some local businesses which operate in this area, members of the Board of Directors of TID Tirana Association, and became more familiar with the work during the discussion with TID Tirana Administrator. Representatives of TID Vlora show particular interest in the work of the Association and the tremendous transformation (architectural, co-administration and opportunities for development) in the New Bazaar area. TID Vlora is the 8th BID/TID project in Albania funded by AADF, which has started implementation in 2017.
  • 01.19.2018

    Working progress in TID Vlora

    Working progress in TID Vlora

    The construction work continues in the “Restoration of the Vlora Historic Center”. Currently the construction work consists of dismantling roof trusses, facade cleaning and restoration, external plastering, external stone wall restoration etc. It is expected that the construction work will get more intensive in the buildings as well as the underground infrastructure work, water supply, sewage network, etc.

    Detailed description

  • 10.09.2017

    Remarks by AADF Board Chairman Michael Granoff and Prime Minister Edi Rama during the Start of Construction Works in Vlora Historic Area

  • 10.09.2017

    Inauguration of the TID Vlora Project and Start of Construction Works in Vlora Historic Area

    Inauguration of the TID Vlora Project and Start of Construction Works in Vlora Historic Area

    On Sunday October 8th, Mr. Michael Granoff the Chairman of AADF, Mrs. Mirela Kumbaro the Minister of Culture, Mr. Damian Gjiknuri the Minister of Infrastructure and Energy and Mr. Dritan Leli the Mayor of Vlora, signed the Memorandum of Understanding for the creation of the Tourism Improvement District in the Vlora Historic Area  (TID Vlora).

    In the inauguration of the start of construction works in “Justin Godard” and “Thoma Bejko” (Jewish street) was present Prime Minister Edi Rama, the Board Members and Co-CEOs of AADF, and other partners.

    This project will contribute to increase of properties value by improving infrastructure and will promote active participation of local community in the area decision making. Building and strengthening of multiple partnerships will be an important role of the project that will increase the quality of public services.

    AADF will invest around $4.5 Million in the TID Vlora project, in activities that include the area architectural design, construction and restoration of the buildings facades, and support to business development. The Government of Albania has committed to fund approximately US$ 10 million in this project. The TID Vlora building construction and restoration phase is expected to be completed by end of year 2018.

    The revitalization of Vlora Historic Area will make possible for the area to become one of the most important tourist destinations in the region.

    Detailed description

  • 03.03.2017

    TID Vlora

    TID Vlora
    Discussing with the design studio on the first draft of the project of restoration and urban requalification of the historic center of Vlora.
  • 02.10.2017

    Meeting and site visit in TID Vlora

    Meeting and site visit in TID Vlora

    On 26 January 2017, a joint working meeting was organized in the Municipality of Vlora, about the design of the architectural project “Restoration and Urban Requalification of Vlora Historic Center”, financed by AADF. Representatives from Municipality of Vlora, design studio “Atelier 4″, DRKK Vlora and AADF, discussed all issues that had been encountered during the land survey plan of the design studio such as: the inability to access all facilities, the way in which will be dealt new facilities outside the typology of the historic area buildings, the proposals on the functions of the units and the revitalization of the area after the intervention in infrastructure.

    Mayor Dritan Leli joined us during the site visit. He expressed the support of the Municipality of Vlora to return into identity the area in view of the urban rehabilitation and architectural of the historic center that will be proposed by the design group.

    Detailed description