The current project is located in the region of Gorgopotamos bridge which constitutes a part of the railway line Athens- Thessaloniki.
The bridge is 211 meters long and 30 meters high above the river Gorgopotamos and connects the two slopes of Oiti mountain.
Apart from the unique geomorphology of the region, whose springs are of great hydro- biological interest, the field of the bridge is also a landscape of collective historical memory.
The bridge’s construction was completed in 1905. During the Second World War it was blown up three times. The second blowing up was executed by the two parties of national resistance in 1942. The date of the bridge’s blowing up was consecrated as an official commemoration of national resistance by the Greek government in 1982.
It’s a landscape that combines the natural habitat with the human made environment and the historical memory with the dynamics of a productional region.
The project includes a net among historical research, cultivation and inhabitation in the south side of the bridge. A research center in biological pisciculture is situated in the north side. So we have created two related poles which supply each other. A footbridge connects those two poles which connect with the surrounding environment through other motion nets. The bridge constitutes a memory layer and a train’s receptor which supplies the installation.
We intend to create a self-sufficient landscape zone where the inhabitants have the possibility to research, cultivate and be a part of this system of memory and production.