In a degraded region, like Perama, where the boundaries in several places, between industry and residents are not quite clear, I suggest the recreation of a deserted area in an industrial zone and the creation of a pleasure park which will serve the neighborhood and the municipality as well.
The intervention site comes from the reformation of the boundaries between the urban region and the oil facilities, according with the contemporary attitude towards the removal of the industry from the residential zone in order to develop the whole region.
Besides the small groves and the green spaces, the new recreational park has the necessary public spaces, for young and older people. Among the new facilities it includes a research center and cultivations of energy plants in order to give a “green” continuity from the industrial use of the site, as a former storage of liquid fuel.
The shape of the project comes from the tangents in the existing fuel tanks. The new lines that accrue are being prioritize and the triangular surfaces “get fill” with uses. Three different layers are formed, which are putted on the sharp slope composing the final result.
The industrial area with the intense cylinder components is being maintained by contending the indoor facilities inside the fuel tanks. The geometry of the later is being maintained, while all the others are being subtracted from the topography composing the impression of void-complete.
The aesthetic of the site borrows elements from the former industrial use. In several places the current state of the fuel tanks and the terrain are being maintained, while the other places remain simple and are composed in accordance to the scale that is being suggested by the usage.