Architectural Design Audiovisual Art Digital Media & Computing 2006
The aim of the diploma project is the reformation of the waterfront of the city of Volos. This part expands from the waterborne platforms, which are opposite the city hall and close to the port, up to Papastratos building.
The realization of the concept began with the tracing of the space. The tracing had been made by the reduction of specific spatial qualities based on the different apprehension of space between a pedestrian and a cyclist. The minimum time the cyclist needs to cover a distance and the continual rotation of the visual field, creates a fragmentary and subtractive space in which the scale of the objects consisting it changes dramatically.
During the mapping of this experience, we came up with representations of space based on rough models, sketches, photo- collages and optical texts. Together with this action, a fundamental vocabulary based on “wedge” had been elaborated. This vocabulary supports the organization and combination of the forms that arise from the mapping.
These representations create new spatial qualities, which are placed between the environment and the reconstruction of it. Thus a new composition is being made based on the “wedge vocabulary”. These qualities consist the medium that determinates the final forms of the project.
The project suggests the redesigning of the surface, lighting and seat infrastructure moreover it involves the designing of public squares, which occasionally will be used for the annual book festival.
With this proposal, the waterfront of Volos has the chance to gain a unique touch and a chance to serve in the best way its public and activities.