Recycled Concrete Bunkers in Albania Get New Uses : TreeHugger


For 41 years Albania was a very poor and scarey place. Under Enver Hoxha’s paranoid dictatorship, it was an isolated country in constant fear of attack. Between 1967 and 1986 he had 750,000 concrete bunkers built: that’s one for every four Albanians. All in preparation for an enemy that never came.

Many of them still exist. To the younger generation of Albanians they are not a bitter legacy, instead “the bunkers are our cathedrals” and they are recycling them for use as an arts centre, tattoo parlour, nightclubs, storage facilities, hostel and restaurants.

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