Initially U_POLIS was located in the center of Tirana while, at a second stage, it moved to a modern building in the fastest growing metropolitan corridor connecting Tirana with the International Airport and the Durrës port. A team of students and staff of the Metro_POLIS studio designed and overlooked the construction of the main building and a second reserve building. The campus represents a great example of contemporary architecture with public and green spaces, athletic and parking facilities. It also reflects the avant-garde POLIS’ philosophy, the inspiration drawn from the Bauhaus movement, the social impact of the Dutch school, the leadership and capacity increase through the North American experience where a number of founders and current staff members have previously studied. The project uses the adaptation of the existing industrial structures and also the addition of a new innovative structure following an environmental approach and guaranteeing energetic efficiency. The interior design is unique and includes a lot of light and transparency.
The campus is located 5 Km away from the city center and offers free transportation services in the morning (08:00) and afternoon (18:00). There are also other affordable transportation options and different options of public transportation. The university promotes walking, biking, and car sharing. The campus is open 24 hours / 7 days / during the year for students and staff. U_POLIS is a smoke-free environment and offers free wireless service. The cultural and social aspects make the university accessible to other people, like parents, family, and friends. The ratio of surface per student in m2 is 1:10, the highest in Albania.