The present diploma project negotiates the creation of a youth-hostel in the area of the custom office in Volos, where there is already interest in its reconstruction. The city of Volos is a major tourist attraction and particularly the port is the focal point of the commercial and tourist activity.
At the core of this research was the connection between sea and land, old and new, resident and visitor. The fleeting presence of the boat and its carried activities, become the main idea for the renegotiation of a tourist facility and the entire complex which is located in the limits of the city and the sea, with the essence of the harbor.
With respect to the existing situation, the preservable warehouses are reused for communal uses such as cultural venues, restaurant and entertainment facilities.
At the complex is proposed a new structure to accommodate the reception of the visitors, and simultaneously represents the principle for the spread of the floating system that bears the hospice units. As a unit is chosen the container to preserve the style of the harbor through their materiality and stacking.
Another feature of the proposal is the unrestricted accessibility by creating an open space. the design principles include the environmentalist planning, towards energy saving and thermal comfort.
The intention is to form a dynamic urban fabric, in which the residents through the stay and the general participation, have the opportunity to live in the land of the memory and to generate new activities.