INSIGHTS: URBAN STRATEGIES

Course Information
TitleΕΜΒΑΘΥΝΣΕΙΣ: ΑΣΤΙΚΕΣ ΣΤΡΑΤΗΓΙΚΕΣ / INSIGHTS: URBAN STRATEGIES
Code08EM17
FacultyEngineering
SchoolArchitecture
Cycle / Level1st / Undergraduate
Teaching PeriodSpring
CommonNo
StatusActive
Course ID20002582

Programme of Study: UPS of School of Architecture

Registered students: 2
OrientationAttendance TypeSemesterYearECTS
CoreElective Courses belonging to the selected specialization8412

Class Information
Academic Year2016 – 2017
Class PeriodSpring
Faculty Instructors
Weekly Hours8
Class ID
600055184
Type of the Course
  • Scientific Area
Course Category
Specific Foundation / Core
Mode of Delivery
  • Face to face
Digital Course Content
Language of Instruction
  • Greek (Instruction)
Prerequisites
Required Courses
  • 01EE10 MEANS OF REPRESENTATION IN ARCHITECTURE
  • 03TT10 INTRODUCTION TO THE ORGANIZATION OF URBAN SPACE
  • 04EE10 INTRODUCTION TO RESTORATION OF HISTORICAL BUILDINGS
  • 05TH10 HISTORY OF ARCHITECTURE 2: ARCHITECTURE IN WESTERN EUROPE: 9th TO 19th C.
  • 05EA10 DESIGN STUDIO 3
  • 05TT10 DIGITAL DESIGN
  • 04TH10 URBAN PLANNING THEORY
  • 04EA10 DESIGN STUDIO 2
  • 01EA10 INTRODUCTION TO DESIGN 1
  • 01TH10 20th -21st CENTURY: HISTORIES AND THEORIES OF ART, ARCHITECTURE AND CULTURE
  • 01TB10 REINFORCED CONCRETE
  • 02TB10 PRINCIPLES OF STRUCTURAL ENGINEERING- STATICS AND DYNAMICS OF STRUCTURES
  • 02EE10 CONSTRUCTION MATERIALS & BUILDING TECHNOLOGY
  • 03EE10 ENVIRONMENTAL DESIGN
  • 03TB10 PRINCIPLES AND GUIDELINES FOR THE BIOCLIMATIC DESIGN OF BUILDING ENVELOPES AND OUTDOOR SPACES
  • 04TH21 THEORIES OF ARCHITECTURE 1: CONCEPTIONS OF ARCHITECTURAL CREATION
  • 06EA10 DESIGN STUDIO 4
  • 02EA10 INTRODUCTION TO DESIGN 2
  • 03EA10 DESIGN STUDIO 1
General Competences
  • Apply knowledge in practice
  • Retrieve, analyse and synthesise data and information, with the use of necessary technologies
  • Adapt to new situations
  • Make decisions
  • Work in teams
  • Work in an interdisciplinary team
  • Design and manage projects
  • Appreciate diversity and multiculturality
  • Respect natural environment
  • Advance free, creative and causative thinking
Course Content (Syllabus)
The objective of the Studio is to explore the inert urban region of the Old Railway Station, resulting in a new urban system that functions as a 'museums’ quartier'. The 'Museums’ Quartier ' which will include the Holocaust Museum, the Museum of Railway and the Space for temporary Exhibitions of Contemporary Art is expected to operate as a catalyst of collectivity for the city. The Museums, which will occupy part of the total area, will function within a park. The Studio thus aims at creating a hybrid 'park' with an ecological approach. The new features will be analyzed by the students, taking into account current or future physical networks (roads, public transport stations and stops, walkways etc.) linking the area with the city. The creation of the Holocaust Museum in place of the old Railway Station stipulates a memorandum of cooperation signed between the Municipality of Thessaloniki, GAIAOSE and the Jewish Community of Thessaloniki. Apart from the Holocaust Museum, the memorandum of cooperation foresees the creation of a conference hall in the same place which has a heavy historical load as it was the point from which the Nazis gathered and send the Jewish people of Macedonia to the camps for an inevitable death. As an original center of art and culture the Museums’ Quartiers invests in a multidisciplinary understanding of culture and is open to dialogue between national and cultural communities. Thus the Quartiers aim to create a place for cultural multiplicity, experimentation, communication and education combined with continuous action and variation. In the Museums’ Quartiers there will be independent new and previous restored historical constructions, while the design strategy should aim to connect the city with an area being drastically redefined.
Educational Material Types
  • Slide presentations
  • Book
Course Organization
ActivitiesWorkloadECTSIndividualTeamworkErasmus
Lectures
Fieldwork
Artistic Workshop
Project
Artistic creation
Total
Student Assessment
Student Assessment methods
  • Oral Exams (Summative)
  • Performance / Staging (Summative)
Last Update
16-02-2015