PIRAEUS: HIPPODAMUS HARBOUR (GR)
foto: http://www.athensairporttaxi.com/athens-airport/to-piraeus-port-02.03.2017 20:03
You want to study the “Blibao effect”.
You believe in cultural objects and buildings as revitalization program.
You want to design in one of the oldest harbours of Europe designed by Hippodamus.
You have a vision of a cultural waterfront for the harbour of Piraeus and you like to design it…
...then you should join this TRACK!
4th Prize: sparch SAKELLARIDOU / PAPANIKOLAOU ARCHITECTS
(Dr. Sakellaridou Eirini, Papanikolaou Morpho, Mavrou Chrysokona)
The history of the port of Piraeus
Piraeus is the city that is the port of Athens. The Athenian statesman Themistocles persuaded his colleagues about 493 BC to fortify and use Piraeus for the new Athenian fleet. Soon after 460 the Long Walls from the base of Munychia to Athens were built, thereby ensuring communications between Athens and its port in the event of a siege. The street pattern of modern Piraeus still approximates the rectangular grid designed for the new town by the architect Hippodamus of Miletus. In 86 BC the Roman commander Lucius Cornelius Sulla destroyed the city, and it was insignificant from that time until its revival after 1834, when Athens became the capital of newly independent Greece. Piraeus was bombed by the Germans in 1941 during Word War II.
The modern port has been rebuilt since the bombings of World War II. It is the largest in Greece and is the centre of all sea communication between Athens and the Greek islands.
The design of a unique landmark on Eetioneia.
The design of an urban open public space with identity, in the center of the port, a core of education, art and recreation. A space connected with the urban fabric, the city and its citizens.
You will define a vision (concept) on the development of the given area and its context (site plan 1:2000/ 1:1000, model 1:1000 or 1:500, sections, perspectives, scenario’s).
You will research on comparable reference harbour projects by drawings and models.
You will make an urban design plan for the landmark and its surrounding public space. (site plan 1:200, ground floor plans 1:200, sections 1:200, details, perspectives, model 1:200).
24 March 2017 – 9 June 2017
20 hours per week
March / April May / June
week 12 presentation reference projects week 18 urban research
week 13 design week Piraeus week 19 urban design
week 14 concept of cultural coast week 20 urban design
week 15 easter holidays (no feedback) week 21 ascension holiday (no feedback)
week 16 ndividual learning goals week 22 presentation of the project
week 17 kingsday (no feedback) week 23 portfolio assesment
Research of reference harbour projects
This project starts at Friday 24 march 2017 with a presentation of the urban research about 3 reference projects. The research of these projects could be used to develop a concept for the transformation of the Piraeus harbour zone into an cultural zone. The reference projects are the Elbphilharmonie in the Hafen City Hamburg by Herzog & de Meuron, the MuCEM (Musée des civilisations de l'Europe et de la Méditerranée by Rudy Ricciotti and the Opera house in Oslo by Snøhetta. The main focus of the reference projects is how these public buildings are connected with the public space of the harbour and how these public spaces connect the city with the waterfront.
In this project a design weeks is included. From Monday 27 march until Friday 31 march 5 September you will visit the project location in Piraeus. You will get a guided tour in the harbour area and you will analyze the existing structure of the city. You will develop first concepts of the transformation of the port into a cultural coast.
Saxion University of Applied Sciences, department of urban design
Jenny Kafetzidou Portalkali Architects, Athene
Piraeus harbour redevelopment project: Cultural Coast
In 2012 the Piraeus Port Authority and the Ministry of Culture and Tourism launched an architectural competition to transform the coastal zone into transformation into an open public space for outdoor activities and to redesign of the existing cereals’ stock house building facilities (silo) and its surrounding open space into a museum.
The Cultural Coast of Piraeus is the largest redevelopment project in Piraeus and western Athens, linked closely to culture, quality tourism and sustainability, paving the way for the 2,500-year anniversary of the Battle of Salamis in 2021. It involves the creation of an 180,000m2 open space to host four museums, leisure and theme parks.
In this track we asked you to design an unique landmark on Eetioneia and to design an urban public space with identity, in the center of the port, a core of education, art and recreation. A space connected with the urban fabric, the city and its citizens. The design of the coastal zone of the Port of Piraeus should restore the broken relationship between the city and the sea. Think of urban fragments, green areas, and designed shores as basic tools that compose the typology of the new cultural coast. The cultural interventions should redefine the activity of people and reintroduce the human scale in the specified area, without concealing the great antithesis that the physiognomy of the commercial port already contains.
map of Piraeus 1785
In this urban nomads program you will develop 3 professional competences: Concept, Urban Design and Urban Reaserch.
During 12 weeks you will work continuously and integral on these competences. You work individual and you will get weekly feedback in classes on your products. This project includes 1 design week in Piraeus and a final presentation.
Feedback on products:
Once a week (see schedule) you get individual feedback on the design products in the studio of urban nomads. Feedback is at the design studio in Deventer on Friday 10:00 - 14:00.
At the end of the course you present your project to professionals.
Portfolio assessment, certification:
After the final presentation your portfolio will be accessed by certificated assessors on the 3 competences. You will receive a certificate.