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Location: Athens, Greece
Year: 2010
Status: Completed
Area: -
Team: A. Bekiari, A. Dampolia, and H. A. Tessas
The proposal tries to suggest solutions for evident problems that characterize the city of Athens. The proposed solutions do not try to predict or to direct the behaviour of the citizens. On the contrary, they experiment by trying to reinforce the concepts of community and ecology with simple and economically viable means.

The present study presents a new dynamic and creative attitude towards the city, instead of developing specific architectural forms. The proposed interventions are indicative and not literal. In other words they do not target their perpetual repetition throughout the basin of Athens, but instead they propose the systematic repetition of the logic with which they were created.

The four blocks selected according to the competitions brief are at the crossroads of Ithakis and Kalymnou St. The ecological approach of our proposal can be comprised in:
i. the insertion of vegetation
ii. solutions concerning lack of ventilation
iii. the replacement of electric lighting
iv. the oprimization of natural lighting and shading
v. use of recycled and recyclable materials
vi. production of energy
vii. saving natural resources
viii. centralized waste management
ix. new underground parking spaces
x. optimization of traffic control

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