Vilë Adur is a bold development project being undertaken by a private development consortium in concert with public agencies. The site, just outside Tirana, the capital of Albania, is a dunes and river estuary on the Adriatic Sea.
Our work has included site selection and conceptual development of plans for an 18-hole golf resort, private home community and a boutique resort enclave set on a hill looking out across the Adriatic Sea toward Italy.
Albanian history is rich with culture tracing back to the 4th Century, B.C., with links to Greco-Roman times. The modern territory of Albania is unmatched in terms of antiquity with associations to Roman, Macedonia, and Bulgarian cultures. The rather short monarchy (1914-1925) was succeeded by an even shorter-lived first Albanian Republic (1925-1928), and then replaced by another monarchy (1928-1939). This was conquered into Fascist Italy (1861-1946) during World War II. Albania eventually became a communist state, the Socialist People's Republic of Albania, which was dominated by Enver Hoxha. The communist regime collapsed in 1990, and the Republic of Albania was founded in 1991. This newfound democracy has ushered in the era of development, tourism and private ownership of land.
Vilë Adur remains in planning as complex issues such as landfills, environmental mitigation and other site logistics are resolved to the satisfaction of regional government. Forrest Richardson & Associates remains committed to bringing the first golf facility to Albania.