The region of this project, named Aliveri, is situated in Volos, next to the river Xirias. This natural factor of the city’s filtration is in danger of debris and transgression.
It consists of a public property of 21.000 m2 and a private one of 32.000 m2 that are under forced expropriation. In this area it has been constructed and soon operated a Handicap Support Center. However, there is an abandoned factory that is not worth of conservation.
The population is consisted of ROM, with characteristic social and financial inequalities. This understated area with low income and poor construction are common traits of the suburbia. The interference in this area is important due to its geographical position, as well as to the inequalities and the complex character of habitation. This area is the only access to the city’s extension whilst the mountain of Pelion in the north and the sea in the south don’t allow the city to be expanded any further.
The lack of any terms concerning the construction of buildings allows for a zone of habitation with the limit of 8.5 m. in height and 0.8% in the coverage of the earth. The aim of the local authorities is to come to a house model and the project of a linear park along the river, which it will be protected and reformed through an entertainment function.
In the project’s area there are different groups of habitants of various profile, culture and social status, like ROM. The people that live there from that time forth will be a combination of these groups.
The project’s area is a gap in the urban space, which must be connected to the other urban areas in a way that it manages to combine functions and social groups. In the meantime, it will improve and protect the environment having the control of the car’s traffic.