The study field in which I interfere and transform, is located in the Old Town at the rock of Monemvasia. The point of intervention is the southwestern edge of the castle which has access to the sea. This point was chosen because the settlement has a unique access from the west side of the rock and that unique element gave its name to Monemvasia. The port of Monemvasia was of strategic importance because of the direct communication with the city.
So to the existing grid of Monemvasia, we observe successive conversions of ruins to buildings, which were intended for touristical use. Although an attempt is made to maintain the typology and the architectural features in these conversions, I feel that congestion is created and leads to the transformation of Monemvasia in an unambiguous tourist destination.
In my attempt to suspend this tourist trend, I propose a different transformation of the remaining ruins of Monemvasia. I propose a reconstruction of these ruins, and instead of the prospect of a building, a creation of public spaces and clusters of semi-open or outdoor gardens. These gardens in total consist of many different plants (orange, sour orange, lemon, olive, bougainvillea, jasmine, prickly, reeds, basil, daisies, cyclamen), creating a potential grid, with direction to and from the sea, which aims to overturn the unambiguous touristic character of the town of Monemvasia and highlight its spatial densities in a different way.