Δευτέρα, 8 Οκτωβρίου 2012

Urban Wave - Αστικό κύμα




100 meters away from the coast, an artificial island, the ‘social Wave’ interferes with the landscape, follows the rules and the natural movements of the environment and creates a new area. An area full of fluid spaces and routes, that invites the guest to explore them, learn them and create his individual paths. The intervention hosts cultural activities and at the same time offers the guest a pleasant environment to rest and relax. Last but not least, it celebrates the history and the culture of the place by hosting a summer cinema, which is so much appreciated in Greece.




The proposal is about a volume that is not placed static in the middle of the platform. It is formed organically based on the dialog between the natural and the artificial elements around it. More specifically it is based on the movement of the water and the creation of waves, and it blends with the movement of the people inserting the platform. Following these principals the creation of the main volume comes out to represents the urban wave, a wave formed by social activities.
The urban wave goes against the rules and develops itself toward the sea. The same way as in nature, the civic wave is surrounded by a fluid surface, formed by smaller waves that form the morphology of the intervention.
The interior space represents the central wave at its pick point, is about 450s.m. starts from point zero and grows itself to 6,50m high. At the same mean the exterior forms itself following the fluidity of the movement of the sea. Following the properties of smaller surrounding waves it develops to 2m high the maximum and hosts the rest of the activities on its surface.


The intervention aims to create an environment to promote culture and offer relaxation at the same time. Inside a multifunctional space is created, while outside artificially formed environment offers places where you can seat, relax enjoy the view or play. More than that during the summer time, the platform is transformed to an exterior cinema. All these activities, interior and exterior are not disconnected from each other. A wooden surface, working as the skin of the construction, grows from the interior to the exterior and vice versa, connects the spaces and lets the guest experience the platform as a whole.

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