In view of defending themselves against the troops of the Turkish conquerors during the Createan war (1645 - 1669), Venetians built up walls which surrounded and bordered the city of Heraklio, also as Chandakas based on the defensive system Fronte Bastionato (Fortification with Bastions).
Due to the subsequent alterations and the form/ design of the walls, the Venetian castle of that time crosses the modern city and distinguishes itself from the only in height.
Nowadays the walls and the ditch have been adjusted to suit several needs which however, do not align with the original use of the walls.
I aim to create a scaffolded-building which will urge the visitor, the civilian or the wanderer to reach the top of the walls starting from the lowest part of the ditch and vice versa.
This happens through a network of stairs and walking zones supported by an iron net which is hailed in to the building.
This system as a whole functions as a big staircase which minimizes the distance from the wall to the city while it concurrently preserves the original identity of the building at the same time.
The new building construction aims to host artistic events such a theater, dance or other performances which will attract both citizens and visitors. It also provides a workshop and a housing complex which will host the artists.
It also aims to the host events mainly during the summer season, while the exploitation of the building during winter time is also possible.
It is constructed in levels especially designed to functions as smaller scale stages/ theatres or exhibition areas.
Mobility in the building is realized through a gorge - a corridor which is attached to the walls which the audience accesses the theater through the already existing gates of the walls in to the "lower square" of the bastion of Pantocratoras which were constructed by the Venetians.