The dissertation project presents a model motorway service area. It is a prefabricated station, which can be placed in any site and stands on a standard width platform, whereas the length changes according to the motorway traffic.
This service area intents to cover all the conventional needs of the motorists as well as their entertainment. More specifically it is a motorway area for motorists and travelers in appropriate routs, giving the opportunity of a temporary stop or even residence.
It provides a number of facilities (gas station, mini market, restaurant, motel), which are placed in a lengthwise zone, parallel to the motorway. A red concrete wall runs along the service area, linking the facilities and pointing out the linearity of the building.
The intention of the project is that this service area challenges the motorist, pointing out its presence and emphasizing the landscape. Red, tall, vertical walls are placed in the front of the motorway to enrich the ridge, while at the same time they constitute signs, which mark each facility. The building becomes a sign and the sign becomes a building.