GJIROKASTRA: World Heritage Site

Municipality of Gjirokastra / UNESCO

  • Conservation planning
  • Urban design guidance
  • Development planning
  • Project advocacy

We worked extensively for the Government of Albania on a series of projects leading to the award of World Heritage Site and Museum City status for the historic city of Gjirokastra in southern Albania. Our work involved managing the application from initial scoping and project definition exercises through brief development, conservation and interpretive planning to urban design guidance, development planning and risk assessments. As a result of this we were asked to undertake similar work for the city of Dures, one of the most ancient and economically important cities of Albania.