Developing my Special Research Topic, I tried for a deeper methodological and designing approach of Chalandri’s Stream. In the urban web, we usually conceived the landscape as a “parenthesis”, as a “gap” in the continuation of the web.
A “natural void” in the human interventionism, that is expressed by the continuous growth of the urban web. My intention is to place for once again the glen in the “heart of” of the city of Chalandri, managing the water’s flow that I consider as its sovereign element, “opening” the stream to the urban web and “revealing” it to the city. Therefore, I tried to work in two different levels, on one side in the interior of glen with its pre-existing elements (vegetation, water, gardens) and on the other side activating and connecting pre-existing public uses.
My Final Thesis aims for repositioning the glen in the “heart of” city. Through my proposed thesis, the glen will begin to show more “accessible” and “friendly” to visit for the citizens. This could happen via the main elements of my architectural proposal: continuous paths (from the beginning to end of my studied region) and accessible from all (bent of ramps 6-7%), direct access from the height of city at multiple points, recreation, entertainment, benefit of cultural events via the new theatre, swimming, game in the designed region full with sand, dew and flood-preventing protection.
The design aims to redefine the relation between natural landscape that interferes in the urban web. Creating new uses for the citizens, with a minimal architectural design, I aim not to create a “plastic” scene of theatre, but I aim for a factual pastime with the landscape and for the return of bourgeois to the nature. Thus, I aim for placing the nature, for once again, in the everyday routine of bourgeois and the renegotiation of the present relation of bourgeois with the landscape.