This is a comprehensive list of the most noteworthy and tallest buildings in Albania.[1][2]

Skyscrapers

List of buildings with a minimum height of 100 m (330 ft).

No. Name Image Location Height Floors Architect Developer Year
1 Downtown One Tirana
41°19′27″N 19°49′27″E / 41.324127°N 19.824080°E / 41.324127; 19.824080
150 m (490 ft)[3][4] 40 MVRDV Kastrati Sh.p.k u/c
2 Tirana International Hotel 2 Tirana
41°19′49″N 19°49′07″E / 41.33015°N 19.818488°E / 41.33015; 19.818488
133 m (436 ft)[5] 36 Atelier 4 Geci Sh.p.k u/c
3 Eyes of Tirana Tirana
41°19′43″N 19°48′56″E / 41.328578°N 19.815569°E / 41.328578; 19.815569
115 m (377 ft)[6] 26 Henning Larsen Ideal Construction u/c
4 Arena Center
Tirana
41°19′09″N 19°49′23″E / 41.319088°N 19.823065°E / 41.319088; 19.823065
112 m (367 ft)[7] 24 Archea Associati AlbStar Sh.p.k 2019
5 Alban Tower Tirana

41°19′32″N 19°49′00″E / 41.325676°N 19.816619°E / 41.325676; 19.816619

110 m (360 ft)[8] 25 Archea Associati Al&Gi Sh.p.k 2021

Highrises

List of buildings with a height variance from 45 m (148 ft) up to 99 m (325 ft).

No. Name Image Location Height Floors Architect Developer Year
1 Ekspozita Building Tirana
41°19′39″N 19°49′07″E / 41.327545°N 19.818699°E / 41.327545; 19.818699
93 m (305 ft)[9] 24 Mario Cucinella Titan Konstruksion Sh.p.k u/c
2 Rajfi Residence
Durrës
41°18′38″N 19°26′36″E / 41.310541°N 19.443428°E / 41.310541; 19.443428
91 m (299 ft)[10] 27 Rajfi Group Sh.p.k 2018
3 Maritim Plaza Tirana
Tirana
41°19′40″N 19°49′17″E / 41.327644°N 19.821495°E / 41.327644; 19.821495
85 m (279 ft)[11] 24 51N4E TID 2015
4 Garden Building Tirana
41°19′36″N 19°48′20″E / 41.326783°N 19.805637°E / 41.326783; 19.805637
85 m (279 ft)[12] 24 Archea Associati Nova Construction u/c
5 Tirana's Rock Tirana
41°19′47″N 19°49′10″E / 41.329850°N 19.819440°E / 41.329850; 19.819440
85 m (279 ft)[13] 25 MVRDV ANA Sh.p.k u/c
6 ABA Business Center
Tirana
41°19′11″N 19°49′23″E / 41.319861°N 19.823065°E / 41.319861; 19.823065
83 m (272 ft)[14] 21 Bolles+Wilson Gener 2 2008
7 Ambasador 3
Tirana
41°19′05″N 19°49′33″E / 41.317981°N 19.825932°E / 41.317981; 19.825932
82 m (269 ft)[15] 23 Atelier 4 Mane TCI 2016
8 Book Building Tirana
41°19′39″N 19°49′12″E / 41.327501°N 19.820083°E / 41.327501; 19.820083
77 m (253 ft)[16] 21 51N4E Techno-Alb Sh.p.k u/c
9 Vertical Forest Tirana
41°19′06″N 19°49′30″E / 41.318288°N 19.825024°E / 41.318288; 19.825024
75 m (246 ft)[17] 21 Stefano Boeri Gener 2 u/c
10 Lake View Residences Tirana
41°18′40″N 19°48′40″E / 41.310974°N 19.811099°E / 41.310974; 19.811099
60–70 m (200–230 ft)[18] 17 JA Joubert Gener 2 u/c
11 Sky Tower
Tirana
41°19′20″N 19°49′05″E / 41.322261°N 19.818103°E / 41.322261; 19.818103
60–70 m (200–230 ft)[19] 17 Ilir Shijaku Lani Sh.p.k 2000
12 Tirana International Hotel
Tirana
41°19′47″N 19°49′07″E / 41.329752°N 19.818588°E / 41.329752; 19.818588
56 m (184 ft)[20] 15 Valentina Pistoli Albanian State 1979
13 European Trade Center
Tirana
41°19′26″N 19°49′22″E / 41.323834°N 19.822800°E / 41.323834; 19.822800
56 m (184 ft)[21] 16 Edil-Al 2006
14 Twin Towers
Tirana
41°19′20″N 19°49′11″E / 41.322165°N 19.819700°E / 41.322165; 19.819700
52 m (171 ft)[22] 15 TID 2005
15 MET Building Tirana
41°19′29″N 19°49′15″E / 41.32472392°N 19.82090235°E / 41.32472392; 19.82090235
48.7 m (160 ft)[23] 15 Mario Cucinella MET Invest Sh.p.k u/c
16 Fly Tower
Durrës
41°18′36″N 19°26′52″E / 41.30996964°N 19.447909°E / 41.30996964; 19.447909
15 2008
17 EGT Business Center
Durrës
41°18′47″N 19°26′48″E / 41.31297959°N 19.44676101°E / 41.31297959; 19.44676101
13 2007

Towers

Tower houses

The term "kulla" (English: tower) or "kullë e veçuar" (detached tower) refers to tall fortified buildings that performed various defensive functions. Detached towers served as observation points for road or border control, for signal exchange; as fortified dwellings, as primary towers in fortified cities and castles; for the protection of monasteries and finally as temporary dwellings of landowners during the summer months or for observation during the collection of agricultural products.[24]

No. Name Image Location Height Architect Builder Year
1 Memory Tower
Kukës
42°04′34″N 20°25′01″E / 42.07602393°N 20.41682482°E / 42.07602393; 20.41682482
23.5 m (77 ft) Kukës Municipality 2009[25]
2 360° Tower
Divjakë
40°59′25″N 19°29′05″E / 40.990179°N 19.484720°E / 40.990179; 19.484720
35 m (115 ft) Divjakë Municipality 2018[26]
3 Red Tower
Korçë
40°36′52″N 20°46′44″E / 40.61434337°N 20.7787621°E / 40.61434337; 20.7787621
33.5 m (110 ft) Bolles+Wilson Korçë Municipality 2014[27]
4 Markagjoni Tower
Shkodër
42°03′54″N 19°30′54″E / 42.065000°N 19.515000°E / 42.065000; 19.515000
Kolë Idromeno Gjon Markagjoni 1900s[28]
5 Venetian Tower
Butrint
39°44′39″N 20°01′12″E / 39.744101°N 20.020030°E / 39.744101; 20.020030
Venetians 16th Century[29]
6 Turan Tower Turan 15 m (49 ft) 19th Century[30]
7 Mic Sokoli Tower
Bujan
42°19′31″N 20°04′27″E / 42.325400°N 20.074200°E / 42.325400; 20.074200
18th Century[31]
8 Zekate Tower House
Gjirokastër
40°04′29″N 20°07′56″E / 40.074840°N 20.132290°E / 40.074840; 20.132290
1812[32]
9 Babameto Tower House
Gjirokastër
40°04′24″N 20°08′16″E / 40.073222°N 20.137816°E / 40.073222; 20.137816
[33]
10 Hupi Tower House Lepurakë
41°31′41″N 20°17′55″E / 41.527993°N 20.298490°E / 41.527993; 20.298490
1820[34]
11 Ngujimi Tower
Theth
42°23′08″N 19°46′58″E / 42.385562°N 19.782679°E / 42.385562; 19.782679
[35]
12 Zuna Tower House Sohodoll
41°43′29″N 20°23′32″E / 41.724753°N 20.392088°E / 41.724753; 20.392088
11 m (36 ft) [36]
13 Dervish Aliu Tower
Dukat
40°15′05″N 19°34′07″E / 40.251486°N 19.568475°E / 40.251486; 19.568475
19th century[37]

The largest concentration of kullas can be found in the historic region of Mirditë, known as the epicenter of catholicism in the country. Mirdita was an important political center and its bajraks held considerable influence in the political affairs of pre-independent Albania.[38]

  1. Kulla e Bib Kol Frrokut
    (Xhuxhë)
  2. Kulla e Brozit
    (Përlat)
  3. Kulla e Çun Mulës
    (Hot)
  4. Kulla e Ded Rramanit
    (Selitë)
  5. Kulla e Dod Mark Vokrrit
    (Ulëz)
  6. Kulla e Dod Nikol Gjikollës
    (Kurbnesh)
  7. Kulla e Dodajve
    (Përlat)
  8. Kulla e Topuzëve
    (Fregen)
  9. Kulla e Geg Dod Plakut
    (Vilë)
  10. Kulla e Gjet Markut
    (Përlat)
  11. Kulla e Gjon Mark Bibës
    (Livadhës)
  12. Kulla e Kolmarkajve
    (Bardhaj)
  13. Kulla e Macajve
    (Përlat)
  14. Kulla e Mark Preng Çunit
    (Bardhaj)
  15. Kulla e Mark Tucit
    (Grykë-Orosh)
  16. Kulla e Marka Kulit
    (Bushkash)
  17. Kulla e Ndue Frrokut
    (Ishull-Lezhë)
  18. Kulla e Ndue Përjakut
    (Pruell)
  19. Kulla e Ndue Zef Becit
    (Zajs)
  20. Kulla e Pashajve
    (Gjoçaj)
  21. Kulla e Pjetër Gjurës
    (Kodër-Spaç)
  22. Kulla e Pjetër Ndue Mardoçit
    (Shebe)
  23. Kulla e Përlesit
    (Arisht)
  24. Kulla e Ricës
    (Shebe)
  25. Kulla e Skanajve
    (Mashtërkor)
  26. Kulla e Skurës
    (Lam i Madh)
  27. Kulla e Vukajve
    (Kthellë-Epër)
  28. Kulla e Zef Ndoc Ndrecës
    (Spaç)
  29. Kulla e Çun Mulës
    (Hot)

Clock towers

In Albania, clock towers were commonly found in the most lively and visible spaces of cities, in bazaars, near the main mosques and at times, in less usual spaces like inside castles, etc. They were seen as reference points, in contrast to the silhouette of the neighborhood and the city in general. The construction of these important urban objects was marked by an increased demand from the civil society of that time.[39]

No. Name Image Location Height Status Builder Year
1 Clock Tower, Krujë
16 m (52 ft) Non-functional Local artisans 17th
Century[40]
2 Clock Tower, Kavajë
48 m (157 ft) Functional Ibrahim bej Alltuni 1817[41]
3 Clock Tower, Tiranë
35 m (115 ft) Functional Haxhi Et'hem Beu 1822[42]
4 Clock Tower, Peqin
21 m (69 ft) Functional 1840[43]
5 Clock Tower, Prezë
14.85 m (48.7 ft) Non-functional 1850[44]
6 Clock Tower, Libohovë 20 m (66 ft) Non-functional Maliq Pasha 1870-80[45]
7 Clock Tower, Shkodër
Non-functional Lord Alfred Paget 1890[46]
8 Clock Tower, Elbasan
30 m (98 ft) Functional Aqif Pasha Elbasani 1899[47]
9 Clock Tower, Vlorë Functional Ali Asllani 1938[48]
10 Clock Tower, Gjirokastër
Functional Albanian State 1971[49]
11 Clock Tower, Korçë
17 m (56 ft) Functional Local government 2016[50]
12 Clock Tower, Berat 25.44 m (83.5 ft) Functional Local government 2018[51]
13 Clock Tower, Cërrik
15 m (49 ft) Functional Local government 2018

Industrial towers

No. Name Image Location Height Status Builder Year
1 Nickel Mine Towers
Prrenjas
41°03′47″N 20°35′43″E / 41.063055°N 20.595277°E / 41.063055; 20.595277
52 m (171 ft) Decommissioned 1966[52]
2 Azotiku Chemical Tower Fier
40°41′54″N 19°32′31″E / 40.69833°N 19.54194°E / 40.69833; 19.54194
Decommissioned 1967[53]

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