The diploma thesis presents a possible approach of a park design that concerns the lakefront of Ioannina city and in particular the part in which naval sports facilities are housed (rowing club of Ioannina). The proposal is based on real data and information as well as solves actual problems which the Nautical Club and the city of Ioannina faces on a daily basis. The project was based on two movements. The first one concerns the movement towards the lakeside and the second one parallel to it.
Specifically, the naval park and, consequently, the rowing facilities, lie in front of the unique accessible lake shore. However, the shore is cut off from the existing cycling and pedestrian lakeside route. The proposal of the thesis concerns both an attempt to redesign the nautical park of Ioannina, so that the nautical sports club of the city will be an attractive spot and also the trademark for a perimeter course of the Pamvotis lake. The design of the park was developed in two levels. The first one concerns the level of the park and the second one has to do with the route linked to the lake. The former has to do with the movement towards the lake and the latter with the movement parallel to it. Essentially, the park acquires a public character that accommodates the city's inhabitants, the athletes of the rowing club, visitors of the city, spectators, and major sports events. Combined with the construction of the elevated by the lake level cycling-walking route, waving between the natural landscape and the rowing facilities, the park is also accessible from the lakeside. This movement triggers the continuous circumferential path of pedestrians and cyclists around the lake, which was absent until now. It also contributes to the smooth running of the rowing sport, which needs direct access to the lake.
On the way from the city to the lake and also at places of the walking - cycling route, there are the premises, which house the heavy building program of the rowing club and the relevant uses. The building structures pop out from the ground and create conditions on either side of them that contribute to the function of the nautical park.