In an abandoned sanatorium, with a great history from 1925 has been ‘directed’ a story that aims to host teams of climbers or still walkers of mountain that seek a temporary habitation.
The sanatorium is in the woods of mount Pilion, next to Hania village and it seems as to be a part of land as nature has penetrated in the ruins. Therefore, the approach for a rehabilitation is connected to a different approach of the landscape.
As a climber uses the aspects of ground for sleeping, resting, turning on a light, with this same way are shaped spaces that serve needs, in the ‘holes’ and on the walls of the old building. A parasite architecture around this.
Sleeping tubes, a cooking system in the window, units of residence with ‘extracted’ beds from the interior of the ruins, sun-units supported on the existing structural system they constitute the basic additions systems. In the surrounding space ‘are dispersed ‘ the bathrooms with the surgery, the amphitheatre using as a stage the old- stone wall and a camera obscura.
The constructions and the movements of the building are supported on and around the existing terrace as the time of acne of sanatorium was the most biotic space with a unique view. There, were organised conversations with guest poets of the doctor Karamanis (founder of sanatorium), there was held the therapy of the patients (sunbathing).
Tuberculosis caused a great social problem and exclusion and it’s therapy presupposed discipline in regulations and methods.
The reuse of the space aims that this place is going to be a shelter in the mountain, as in the past was a ‘ social shelter ‘. The users use their units individually in a way of a collective living. The dimensions and the inclinations of the additional structures are studied in order that the body finds it’s place and does the functions in a way that uses the minimal dimensions.
The proposed use for the climbers coincides with the fact that the surrounding area is now used for camping and walking.
The great dream of Karamanis was that illness of tuberculosis would have been eliminated and on the future everyone to be able to enjoy this peaceful place of meditation, calm and rest.