Design Studio Required Elective at semester(s) 5, 7, ECTS: 12
Museum of the Shipyard and its Painter
Knowledge, Comprehension, Application, Synthesis
When architecture deals with the transformation of the ground is destined to rework and elaborate a certain transition: from natural to crafted, from unformed into ordered, from wild to tamed. This transition must remain active and manifest in the final outcome.
The course is addressing the re-structuring of outdoor spaces. We focus on sites that are ambiguous, unsettled and marginal. In such places, design must acknowledge the inherent tensions, traces and interconnections of the site, and metabolize them into a newarchitectural presence, in a novel and yet familiar landscape.
This year's exercise deals with a vacant seaside lot, across the city of Volos, located next to an old shipyard for small wooden vessels. The overall remodelling of the empty site into an accessible public space will also accommodate a small museum (1000-1500 m2). The “Museum of the Shipyard and its Painter” will focus on the wooden shipbuilding heritage and the shipwright craftsmanship. In addition the museum will include a collection of small marine paintings of naïve painter Nikos Christopoulos.