Throughout history and up till now, man inhabited his land with the company and presence of his domestic animals that existed always next to him. In modern cities, however, it is really difficult for anyone to keep his beloved dog or cat, needless to mention in that sense his horse and whoever does keep an animal next to him is forced to suppress it into the asphyxiating environment of the modern industrial city. As a result, in order man to satisfy his need of contact with nature, he is adjusting it to the existing urban setting via gardens and parks placed into his own surroundings. In the survey we are about to examine, first and premium place has the expression of the natural environment through a park equally hospitable for men and for their domestic animals placed in the greater area of the city of Kozani.
The creation of a park is suggested, in which horses and dogs will be hosted and people will have the ability to come in touch with nature, enjoy themselves and relax in a natural setting along with their pet or even on their own, when the presence of nature is most missed and needed. Moreover, certain and specific area will exist suited for exposition and shows of ecological and traditional interest, similar festivals and celebrations and capable of hosting furthermore lectures and film festivals of such interest and the perfect place in the end for school excursions, in order for children to learn from early age the culture and coexistence throughout the ages of man and animal in natural agricultural environment and have the chance to familiarize with that certain surrounding.
In the park an equestrian club exists, which includes the stables for the hosting and stay of horses, a round training field and four paddocks best suited for the everyday practice of the horses. Also a big racing track will be included and a warm-up paddock as well. In the great area of the club are placed furthermore the lockers and changing rooms for the employees and everyone else involved with horses and also a smaller area used and existing for the horse fans as a gathering point.
Besides the equestrian club inside the park functions a modern kennel club also areas in which dogs will be hosted temporarily in single- built kennels with small private garden and yard specially designed for the everyday needs of the animals. Apart from that a big bushy fenced surrounding exists in which dogs will be let loosed without the danger of escaping their owner’s attention. This particular area is divided with a natural fraction into two separate parts in order for smaller to be kept aside from bigger ones, for safety reasons.
Moreover, as a pole of attraction for all who don’t own a pet, a cafeteria will function, where visitors can enjoy the natural beauty of the area with sight to the small artificial lake and to the race tracks and paddocks.
Ending, certain routes and paths will place and follow all activities. Those routes will be sometimes filled with beautifying trees, flowers and bushes surrounding the areas and in other cases due to the functionality and cause of existence of particular parts will have open sight to more distant tree rows. In all buildings, surrounding and routes a composition of natural materials and textures will be used to describe the physical site and its interaction with the buildings and all the artificial interventions.