Motivated by the characterization of Kalamata as “the city of dance”, the specific project aims to support and fulfill the existing infrastructure concerning the art of dance, such as the Dance Hall and the Amphitheatre of Kalamata’s Castle. An axis connecting the sites where dance performances take place is created, ending in the selected plot so as to transform it to a dance park.
The dance park consists of a professional dance school, housing addressed to dance students and professional dancers taking part in performances ( kalamata dance festival e.t.c), a library and a physiotherapy center. The concept roots in the necessity to use particular areas by the park’s residents, the dancers, all day long when all the other functions work no more, and are no more open to public use. It is about “junction-spaces”, creating simultaneously the transition between spaces and being accessed through student residences. These junctions composed of a ballroom (independent from those who are used during the day for teaching), an internal swimming pool and the library. The basic theme of the park is the process of teaching, as is the prerequisite for the production of the other functions too. The ballrooms where courses are conducted are vertically divided formatting a glass volume, visible from outside of the park boundaries.
To sum up, the body itself, the motion, the daily program of dance students and their needs where stimulations impacting on the entire way to design.