The project concerns the desighn of a new shell at the existing building of the architectural department of the University ofThessaly. Our aim is to produce a new identity that would fit the most the character of the school, without however suppressing the existing building. The building is maintained, the trace of the old shell remains and we add the new one above this. The variability, the creativity and more generally the evolution of life we considered to be the main characteristics of an architectural school. Through thiw project we have tried to convert these characteristics into top guality space design, while we attempted to coserve and strengthen the element of transparency so that the building reflects the life that is included in this.
We wanted to attribute the variability through an interactive relation between the building and the user. That is the reason why the interventions are not just parts of static constructions. They have a dynamic character since they can transform depending on the mood and the needwsof the users.
Moreover the existing building as well as the new shell are suseptible of energy analysis so that we can create better living standards for the users.
The proposal results in a progressive range from the existing building to the new shell and the interventions devide the bulding into three notional units that interchange in the verticl axis.