Obligatory, Semester 6, ECTS: 4
Taught in: Greek, Available to ERASMUS students in English.
[Knowledge, Comprehension, Application, Analysis, Synthesis, Evaluation]
The course focuses on the tools of urban design (urban functions and activities, transportation, infrastructure, public and private space, urban block, parks and green spaces, etc) within a framework which argues for the double character of the contemporary city, (local and global).
The question of urban identity and the role of urban design in establishing or reinforcing an urban identity is the main idea of the course. This seems to be particularly important within the contemporary context of the city-contest. The students are introduced to the design concepts, tools and methods through the analysis and design of specific projects located in Greece or abroad (the 2008 course focused on the design of the Copenhagen Waterfront, the 2011 course focused on the design of the Espoo Marine city in Finland). This analysis helps the students to understand the strengths and weaknesses of the sites, the social and economic context, the opportunities offered and the role of design in creating both adequate facilities as well as a new vision for the area in question. The working projects include university campuses, urban regeneration in brownfield areas, seaside developments, etc.
Students assesment is based on a research project (groups up to 3 students) which offers the 25% of the semester mark and on a design project (groups up to 3 students) which counts for the 25% (15% an intermidiate prsentetation, 60% the final submission).
Τ. Koumbis, R. Scaufier (2007), La ville en eclat, Futura (greek - french)
Y. Simeoforidis, Y. Aesopos (2001), The contemporary (greek) city, Metapolis (greek - english)
D. Serra (ed), (1995), Urban Architecture, Malliaris (greek)
Α+U, Architecture and Urbanism, MORPHOSIS Urban Projects, June 1994 Special Issue
Architectural Monographs No 23, MORPHOSIS: Conected Isolation, Academy editions 1993
Arkitektens Forlag, Kobenhavnernes Rum-Copenhagen Spaces, The Danish Architectural Press, 1996
Breen, Ann; Rigby, Dick, The New Waterfront, A Worldwide Urban Success Story, Thames and Hudson, 1996
Berlage Institute, Institut Francais d’Architecture, Making the City by the Sea, Forum and Workshop Marseille 2001
Between sea and city: eight piers for Thessaloniki, NAi Publishers, 1997
Claude, Prelorenzo; Dehan, Philippe, La ville au bord de l’eau, Editions Parentheses, 1993
Çïyle,B.S.;Pinder, D.A., Husein, M.S., Revitalizing the Waterfront: International Dimensions of Dockland Redevelopment, Belhaven Press, 1988
Dreiseitl, Herbert; Grau, Dieter; Ludwig, Karl; Waterscapes: Planning, Building and Designing with Water, Birkhauser, 2001
Edwards, Brian,LondonDocklands: Urban Design in an Age of Deregulation, Butterworth Architecture, 1992
Eisenman, Peter, RE: WORKING EISENMAN, Academy editions, 1993
Europan 4: european results: constructing the town upon the town
Europa 6: in between cities, result book from Finland-Estonia-Sweden
Gosling, David; Maitland, Barry, Concepts of Urban Design, Academy editions, London/St. Martin’s Press, 1984
Himmelblau, Coop, Die Faszination der Stadt/ The Power Of The City, Verlag Jurgen Hausser 1992
Ibelings, Hans, 20th Century Urban Design in the Netherlands, NAi Publishers, Rotterdam, 1999
Koolhas, Rem,Projectes urbans (1985-1990)= Urban projects (1985-1990), Collegi d’Arquitectes de Catalunya, Barcelona, 1990
Living on the water, New York : Rizzoli, 1998
Livingston Lawrence & Blayney John, What to do about the Waterfront: a report to the citizens waterfront committee, San Francisco, September 1971
Malone, Patrick, City, Capital and Water, Routledge, 1996
Martorell, Bohigas, Mackay, Puigdomenech, The Olympic Village: Barcelona 92, Editorial Gustavo Gili, S.A., 1992
urban design, urban regeneration, waterfront revitalization