Concrete Mushrooms: Reusing Albania's 750,000 Abandoned Bunkers

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dpr-barcelona, 2012 - Architecture - 191 pages
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"The Marxist-Leninist Enver Hoxha ruled Albania with an iron fist from 1945 until his death in 1985. He is credited with the construction of 750,000 bunkers which still dot the Albanian landscape today, as if sprouting from the hills, fields, beaches and roadsides of the country. Simultaneously, Hoxha's isolationaist policies succeeded in filling the minds of his people with question marks, fear and paranoia. Today, the bunkers are a legacy of a paranoid past--permenent reminders of where the country comes from and the challenges that lie ahead. Most of them remain where they were placed, as if still waiting. The most important question for the future of these bunkers is: will these hollow concrete mushrooms, looming across the landscapes like giant tortoises, ever be used?"--Page 4 of cover.
 

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