The area under study is the salt lake of Larnaca, which is located at the north of Larnaca. The wetland is considered to be a valuable seaside and of a great importance biotope not only for the city of Larnaca but for whole Cyprus, given the fact that hosts various species of wader and water fowl and other living species??
The salt lake of Larnaca is known since ancient years, thanks to the production and collection of salt, as salt was one of the most important exporting product of Cyprus. The collection procedure stopped in 1987.
The subject of this dissertation is the creation of a historical-environmental center of information as well as the design of a scale within the lake. The whole project will offer to the visitors the opportunity to collect the salt with the purpose to revive the procedure. At this area a number of several trajectories are created within the lake, which are modified depending on the season giving to visitors the possibility to explore the side. Furthermore, the creation of some little “artificial hills/islands” from slime and soil is suggested, in which flamingos and other birds of the area will be able to find food and shelter. In addition part of this dissertation is the design of some rood of movements in the area while in some privileged points of view there will be rest and observation points.
The objective of this dissertation is the maintenance and protection of biodiversity of the lake, while the integration of different activities in the area which is a pull factor for the visitors, aims at the strengthening of the relationship between man and nature.