This diploma thesis concerns the creation of a student camp in the city of Ioannina, with an area of 4,558.05 square meters and the possibility of hosting 71 people, having as a basic principle the production of a modern spatial ensemble, friendly to the user and the environment.
A host of activities such as coffee, reading, dancing and projection rooms promote the spirit of teamwork and interaction among users, while providing points of interest and attraction within the building. The access to the bedrooms, however, is controlled, while providing a comfortable living environment for the user.
The location of the building favors quick access to both the university and the city center. The same is applied the building itself as well, which is possible either from the north-eastern side through the sheltered roof-ramp leading to the second floor of the building (access from the city), or to the south-eastern side, directly to the main entrance (access by the University).
The environmental approach of design concerns mainly the sufficiency in natural lighting and air as well as its smooth integration into the surrounding area. A large percentage of the energy demand of the building is provided by photovoltaic panels and solar panels, while making use of ecological and native building materials, aiming at the emergence of local culture, which is quite intense throughout the city. Finally, open-air and semi-open green areas improve the microclimate of the area, as well as the quality of life of the users, helping to create a complete set, which will be a source of attraction and inspiration for the students of the city.