Following the issues of our academic and artistic interests, we present our theoretical and practical proposal for a structure completely “submerged” into the hill of Goritsa, which is fully synchronized with the physical and technical environment of the site. This research laboratory, specialized in marine biodiversity, consists a landmark that is hidden in the ground, in order to be protected from the weather and also follows the instructions of European Union in the field of sustainable buildings, like the “gathering” of Aeolic and Solar Energy.
We suggest the construction of six floor height patio, in the center of our building in order to achieve natural illumination. We design a second vertical “route”, from the sea to our main structure.
We create large aquariums for the marine species we want to protect, study, observe and display. This structure includes in its design “solutions”, the required and important spaces for research, in order to provide training to the fishermen, but also to the students of the Department of Ichthyology & Aquatic Environment of Thessaly. Our strategy to solve our concerns around social and scientific obligations, lead us to create multiple spaces for research, education, study and temporary stay. We believe that the process of academic and scientific research, from the conservative education methods to multiple media presentations, must be dominant public features for the city of Volos. This should happen as well, to each and every city, which pursue to act politically and technically to the worldwide conversation of “content”, under the principle of meeting, gathering and synchronizing the local with the global.