The main purpose of this research is to define, on a different basis, the connection and the reaction between the City and the University. The basic idea is set on the construction of a building area which will provide the dynamics to create a contact between the City inhabitants and the University community.
On Athens avenue the empty lot OT.1204 is picked to host new educational uses for the Polytechnic School of UTH, combining cultural, commercial and social activities open to the public. The main target is to make this area work as a joint of educational and social growth. The idea of the whole construction is to be incorporated into the neighborhood without disharmonizing the balance of the community. On the other hand it must provide a shield to the educational processes, without cutting out the public.
The research on this lot is based on the functional needs and the buildings plan of the University, the location and the orientation of the lot, taking in consideration the city's needs and the population's habits. All the above parameters should be harmonized to the Architecture Basis we wish to input.
Picking the location, the lot's position on the city map, the orientation plus the insolation and ventilation projects as well with the environmental friendly materials for a Green project are under the Certification of LEED 2009.