The Degree Thesis consists of a large-scale, landscape proposal that handles the natural qualities of the suburban landscape, examining the new anthropological condition regarding recreation, in relation with the contemporary social and environmental requirements of the expanding metropolis. The project elaborates Athens beyond its limits, as the city blows up due to recent infrastructures and suburban development. More specifically, it focuses on the western coastal area of the Attic peninsula (Saronikos Gulf), regarding the area from Athens to Corinth, that constitutes a lively periphery, especially during the summer season, as it attracts a lot of weekend or daylong visitors, as well as owners of vacation residences.
Among our intensions is to organize the whole area by initiating a sea - transportation network, a route with recreation and tourist stations (i.e. artificial beaches, inhabitation units /hotels, seafood restaurants /café, seafood/ vegetable markets, coastal sporting facilities, cultural facilities and more). Of great importance is the access to the stations and their connection with the other means of transportation that sweep the area (former/new national highway, intercity railway, suburban railway, intercity buses, ferry boats).
The port of Piraeus is the starting point of the root, while Isthmos/Corinth is the terminal. The coastline’s netting comprises of eleven in-between stops, some of which approach Salamina island. The stations that set the root are: Piraeus- Perama/Paloukia- Elefsina- Loutropirgos- Neraki- Nea Peramos/Faneromeni- Pachi- Stikas- Skironides Petres (Kakia Skala)- Kinetta- Ag.Theodori- Glikia Zoi- Isthmos.