Durrës, Albania is one of the oldest continuously inhabited cities in Europe, founded in the 7th Century BC when it was known as Epidamnos. The city is home to Greek, Roman, Ottoman and Venetian ruins, yet much of this has been obscured by the building of concrete high rises in the last decades. Vangjush Dako, mayor of Durrës, has been accused of increasing concrete areas in the city since he took office in 2007, allegedly as a result of financial ties with a local concrete company. Recent construction of a €6,000,000 government funded square unearthed fresh archaeological remains, and reignited debate about the encroachment of modern buildings on protected areas. While the local government says they are cooperating with survey teams, construction of the square continues close to sensitive archaeological areas, while much needed sanitation and sewage projects have taken a back seat. This project looks at the areas directly in and surrounding the old city, whose ancient heart risks being swallowed by concrete.