LOOK – UP: A NEW CITYSCAPE
2013 | Τμήμα Αρχιτεκτονικής Πανεπιστημίου Λευκωσίας
Φοιτητική Εργασία | 4ο Έτος | Επιβλέποντες : Γιώργος Χατζηχρίστου, Μαρία Χατζησωτηρίου
Depression is a major problem that societies of today are facing. People are unable to use their free time creatively to develop as individuals. Because of all this easy access to the media, teenagers are spending their time indoors which causes serious health and social problems, young people have few activities after work to spend their free time and elder people are isolated from other generations due to this lack of activities.
The concept of this project is to attract people from different ages and backgrounds to utilize their free time through different activities into a single landmark area. The project is placed between two buildings in the ghost city of Famagusta, designed into a more globalized vision of expanding itself accordingly throughout the voids of cities.
Its program combines outdoor park with greenery areas and water lakes as well as indoor areas with workshops, exhibition areas and temporal living. The workshops towards the city are about fashion and a runaway, placed in higher levels with views to the surrounding areas for attracting visitors. As you go along, the project descends to the sea for sand-sculpting to take place. In this way the movement from the city to the sea on the ground level, is kept almost untouched.
The project is characterized by three layers of movement (primary, direct and experiencing) as well as innovative structural system called voronoi which can withstand the loads of all the activities. The reason this system was used, is because it’s a more lightweight structure and gives the project landmark character. Another important goal of the project is to create zones of privacy, thus having more public activities to the lower heights and more private activities at the upper ones.