Rixhers Dëngo

Rixhers Dëngo
POLIS University · Research Center of Architecture, Engineering and Design


October 2016 - September 2021
POLIS University
Field of study
  • Architecture and Urban Design


Project (1)
Archived project
Berat is a 2400 year old city that is valued by Unesco for its culture, traditions, history and natural beauties. Despite the fact that this city is fortunate to be part of such a large organization of world heritage protection, the population continues to shrink due to emigration to more developed countries. The main goal of this thesis is that through modern tactics and methods in design to achieve the revival of this city and its introduction into the development chains in the same way as other museum cities in the world. This thesis also explores the personal, emotional feelings and memory that the city leaves through walking, the senses, metaphors and possible assumptions of connections between different areas in the city. Iain Sinclair, in Lights Out for the Territory (1997) quotes that `walking is the best way to explore and exploit the city`. But how can walking contribute to the exploration of specific elements in the situation? What exactly are we looking for in our cities? The basis of this trip to the city is detour (the indirect way), starting somewhere and freeing oneself to get lost in the situation by staying alert and receptive to all sensory and psychological simulations. This paper attempts to trace the roots of urban fabric, its evolution and possible spatial transformations in the future. This information is the basis for understanding how the city, with its features, interacts with what lives in it, and how in a multidimensional way the senses are provoked and opportunities are created to experience spaces that have a direct impact on us. Albert Einstein describes matter as an energy whose vibration is reduced to a point sufficient to be perceived by the senses. This energy is a constant relationship between urban space and man and the experiences we may have in a space change gradually as the urban environment around us evolves. Amidst the "sterile" spaces often found in the city, we are always looking for something special, original, and intriguing.