The multiform residential area of Kipseli became a tapestry of uses during the decades varying from office-spaces and small industries to residence of people from all over the world. The abandonment of the place when a part of the population left was replenished with the coming of immigrants, who practically prevented the area’s stagnation.
However the lack of social structures and public spaces create a turning to the inner-private space. This introversion creates the basis for the depreciation of the public space and the completion of the space.
Defining the space as public space and trying to release the daily routine from the limited private space, we interfere in this area. We try to integrate with the consensus of the residents a new route crossing an unspoilt part of the urban web, the “uncovered area”.
This experiment perceives the “uncovered area” as a new route, not as a stop but as a constant flow totally connected with the traces of the street layout. It separates the “uncovered areas” of six blocks of Kipseli area aiming to unify a new route which stands above the ground and adds to the urban web self-managed uses of a public nature.
This is about a light perforated construction that links in vertical and horizontal axis these six blocks of our interference obtaining a double function, as a route as well as being available for public uses serving the needs of the residents (trade, culture etc.). The axis of the zero is being used as much as possible with condensation and rarefaction of uses, where this can be done.
This urban crossing of the block creates a whole new different point of view of the city. From the scale of the apartment building and the block to a possible urban scale. The handling of this as a vital spot of traffic, a passage, reveals in a large scale the front and rare view, making the new point of view of the web a crucial matter.