Villa Flowers differs from other villas surrounding.

Built in the ’30s in the beach area called Illyria, she stood in front of the first buildings designed as summer villas. Its designer Sotiris Christos totally devoted to his wife giving her name Flowers, villa a gift that will stand up after changing time
system.

Today Villa Flowers, with the same charm and finesse destined for many vacationers and tourists.

Sotiris Christos – Architect Sinan of Albanian territories

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More than his titles as “Man of the Century” and “Honorary Citizen”, about his work, carved with originality, traces of which coincide with the artist’s life tracks.

Sotiris Christos was born in Pogradec on March 27, 1870 but later the family emigrated to Romania. Studies decided to attend the University of Padua, Department of Civil Engineering where he graduated in 1898.

Sotiris often visited the city of Venice, the architectural wonders that inspired to begin studies at the Academy of Fine Arts Royal this city. After six years of study he graduated architect.

In the early twentieth century to connect with young countess marriage with Bianca Maria Querini, heir of one of the aristocratic Venetian family. Daughter born from the marriage the couple decided to baptize in the name of family Querini. In 1909 architect Sotiris leave Italy to return to Romania. After more than 11 years experience as an architect of the court of Queen Elisabeth of Romania Carmen Silvia he returned to Albania in vitet’20. In 1928 after the death of his wife, Bianca konteshës he married for the second time and enjoyed the two boys.

Christo Sotirir name is inextricably linked with King Zog’s villa, magnificent building on Hillside Cottage, which makes it durrsake merchants gift king and fountain downtown. To close relationship with King Zog he was recognized as the architect of the king.

After he downloaded from the fascist occupation of its functions and forced to practice in private. After liberation he renamed engineer in conducting road-bridge and
Undertaking further architect of Durres Construction renamed architect to world affairs in the Office of the City.

Finally, in 1951, goes to the General Directorate of Ports which continued until the end of his life, on 28 February 1953, arkt.Sotiri passed away.

The work of Christo Sotiri

  • Restoring the Church of Santa Maria della Salute (Saint Mary of Health) in the city of Venice
  • Ossarium designed in Constance, Romania
  • Plant designed bath “Casino” in Constance
  • Designed Ottoman mosque in Constance
  • Designed the Ottoman Bank in Cairo (Egypt)
  • Tarii Avantul memorial dedicated to a historical event and a block of four apartments in a main street of Constance
  • Building Toptani Abdi (project 1920)
  • Former National Library of Elbasan road
  • Palace princesses (project 1938)
  • Municipality of Tirana (draft)
  • Train Station (draft)
  • Vlach Church Project and construction plan of the Church of Metropolis (after liberation Medieval Museum)

Christo Sotirir name is inextricably linked with King Zog’s villa, magnificent building on Hillside Cottage, which makes it durrsake merchants gift king and fountain downtown. To close relationship with King Zog he was recognized as the architect of the king.
After he downloaded from the fascist occupation of its functions and forced to practice in private. After liberation he renamed engineer in conducting road-bridge and
Undertaking further architect of Durres Construction renamed architect to world affairs in the Office of the City.
Finally, in 1951, goes to the General Directorate of Ports which continued until the end of his life, on 28 February 1953, arkt.Sotiri passed away.