The Education and Culture are interrelated concepts. Thus, a university, by its nature contains both elements. The very presence and function of a university is the source of culture and at the same time its diffusion mechanism. The student and wider university community are an integral part of society in Volos and as such, has become a part of the social and cultural processes of the city. The University should urge and encourage students to not only attend cultural events in the city, but to participate in them actively.
The building which we propose in the context of our thesis, aims to be a major output shaft of culture both within the university community and the broader social context of the city of Volos.
Our main goal is to create an "interactive" structured environment, one where the university urban tissue will meet the city as a place where the city itself with the various kinds of "manifestations" will enter the university community through the 'gate "that will define this new cultural space. So the clearly demarcated university section will no longer be a cut, enclosed, urban space, but it will communicate and allow the integration of the activities of every civil and social group.
This seamless connectivity between the university and the town is achieved synthetic, by designing a building that obeys the rules of ¨liquidity ¨. Dynamic lanes of built space unfold which intensify the rotation of soil and building (the ground becomes the soil) by removing the strict confines of the city and forming a sense of "continuity" and interpenetration. Alongside the strong territorial flare and the brutality of form make the building a landmark for the area creating a benchmark for the culture and the city of Volos.
The facilities of the building will include spaces which will be available for conferences, seminars, lectures, workshops, exhibitions and cultural events, and will have qualified and experienced technical staff to support the events.
Concluding the Conference and Cultural Center of the Polytechnic School of Volos is an attraction and a lever for development of scientific and cultural life of the region, offering a place of international standards and high quality.