After having successfully completed the course, the students both as architects and urban designers will be able to design in a proper way, both in architectural and urban scale a new architectural urban landscape which will contain new open, semi-open and closed public spaces for culture, consumption, recreation and desire.
Course Content (Syllabus)
The expression “architecture in excess” indicates, among other things, our desire to see architectural design process as an open exploration towards diverse, anticipated and / or unforeseen, known and / or unknown directions; we would like architecture to innovate and take risks, to exceed without over- exaggerating, to surpass – without rejecting – existing programmatic and regulatory frameworks.
We believe that “excess”, both as a theoretical concept and as a practical gesture, will give us useful stimuli for creative, critical and responsible architectural thinking.
In our architectural design project (“Design Centre”), we will design a new public place of information, pleasure and desire, a new spectacular landmark for the city of Thessaloniki, in a unique site between the sea and the land.