SPECIALIZATIONS, INSIGHTS, EXPERIMENTATIONS: ARCHITECTURAL INTERVANTIONS IN THE CITY: FLOATING STRUCTURES ALONG THE OLD WATERFRONT

Course Information
TitleΕΞΕΙΔΙΚΕΥΣΕΙΣ ΕΜΒΑΘΥΝΣΕΙΣ ΠΕΙΡΑΜΑΤΙΣΜΟΙ: ΕΦΗΜΕΡΕΣ ΕΛΑΦΡΕΣ ΚΑΤΑΣΚΕΥΕΣ ΣΤΗΝ ΠΑΛΑΙΑ ΠΑΡΑΛΙΑ ΤΗΣ ΘΕΣΣΑΛΟΝΙΚΗΣ / SPECIALIZATIONS, INSIGHTS, EXPERIMENTATIONS: ARCHITECTURAL INTERVANTIONS IN THE CITY: FLOATING STRUCTURES ALONG THE OLD WATERFRONT
Code08EX16
FacultyEngineering
SchoolArchitecture
Cycle / Level1st / Undergraduate
Teaching PeriodSpring
CommonNo
StatusActive
Course ID20002616

Programme of Study: UPS of School of Architecture

Registered students: 1
OrientationAttendance TypeSemesterYearECTS
CoreElective Courses belonging to the selected specialization846

Class Information
Academic Year2018 – 2019
Class PeriodSpring
Weekly Hours4
Class ID
600127958
Mode of Delivery
  • Face to face
Digital Course Content
Language of Instruction
  • Greek (Instruction, Examination)
Prerequisites
Required Courses
  • 01EE10 MEANS OF REPRESENTATION IN ARCHITECTURE
  • 03TT10 INTRODUCTION TO THE ORGANIZATION OF URBAN SPACE
  • 05EA10 DESIGN STUDIO 3
  • 05TT10 DIGITAL DESIGN
  • 04TH10 URBAN PLANNING THEORY
  • 07TH10 THEORIES OF ARCHITECTURE 2: THEORY OF SPACE AND ARCHITECTURE
  • 04EA10 DESIGN STUDIO 2
  • 01EA10 INTRODUCTION TO DESIGN 1
  • 01TB10 REINFORCED CONCRETE
  • 02TB10 PRINCIPLES OF STRUCTURAL ENGINEERING- STATICS AND DYNAMICS OF STRUCTURES
  • 05EE10 URBAN PLANNING
  • 02EE10 CONSTRUCTION MATERIALS & BUILDING TECHNOLOGY
  • 03EE10 ENVIRONMENTAL DESIGN
  • 04TH21 THEORIES OF ARCHITECTURE 1: CONCEPTIONS OF ARCHITECTURAL CREATION
  • 05TT11 DIGITAL MEDIA DESIGN
  • 06EA10 DESIGN STUDIO 4
  • 07TH11 THEORIES OF ARCHITECTURE 2: TECHNOLOGY AND ARCHITECTURAL CREATION
  • 02EA10 INTRODUCTION TO DESIGN 2
  • 03EA10 DESIGN STUDIO 1
General Competences
  • Apply knowledge in practice
  • Make decisions
  • Work in teams
  • Design and manage projects
  • Respect natural environment
  • Advance free, creative and causative thinking
Course Content (Syllabus)
‘The closed city can be designed and operated top-down; it is a city which belongs to the masters. The open city is a bottom up place; it belongs to the people’. Richard Sennett The course focuses on architectural interventions on the waterfront, whichare of utmost importance within the framework of Urban Design when the goal is the creation of an open city. More specifically, the studio involves the design of floating structures along the old waterfront of Thessaloniki that will negotiate the reorganization of the current inflexible boundary between the sea and the city. The waterfront of the initially walled-in Thessaloniki is perhaps the most important public space of the city. Moreover, while the front presentsto the residents the potential to come in contact with the aquatic element and develop an interchanging relationship with it, the current form of the coastline does not allow such a connection to flourish. On the contrary, the waterfront cultivates an alienation that results from the clear spatial division between the sea and the city In order to re-negotiate the relationship between the city and the sea as well as to study the different architectural qualities that can amplify social interaction, the course proposesnewstructures along the waterfront from the port to the White Tower. Along this coastline, which emerged during the last century after the demolition of the seaside wall of the city, contemporary floating structures are positioned in specific locations. These elements, which could even be transformable, could offer either an alternative continuous route along the seafront or new distinctfunctional elements. These structures are designed so as to offer different experiences to the residents and the visitors. Along the duration of the studio there would be lectures on the topic of open cities and waterfronts in general as well as architectural subjects that negotiate the bipolar notions ofpermanent/ephemeral, parasite/host etc.
Educational Material Types
  • Slide presentations
  • Book
Course Organization
ActivitiesWorkloadECTSIndividualTeamworkErasmus
Lectures
Fieldwork
Project
Artistic creation
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Student Assessment
Student Assessment methods
  • Oral Exams (Summative)
Last Update
17-02-2015