1st PRIZE OF ARCHITECTURAL COMPETITION – 2017
PROJECT ARCHITECTS: V.GHIKAPEPPAS – D.LOUKOPOULOS, architects NTUA
Collaborators Architects: C.Margaritis, E.Mpilla, H.Tsamitrou
STUCTURAL ENGINEERING: H.GANTES, dr.Strucrural Engineer, Professor NTUA
Collaborators structural Engineers: I.Psaras, M.Mpilly, K.Koulatsou
EM ENGINEERING: K.Georgakopoulos – S.Tsantes
GEOTECHNICAL ENGINEERING: N.Roussos
COST ACCOUNTING ENGINEERING: G.Gougas and associates
COMPETITION PROMOTER: Ministry of Infrastructure, Transport and Networks
The proposal structure explores and approaches 4 themes:
– Integration as a process of site triggering – the building as a “local” part with
meaningful matches and references.
– A spatial structure – as an organic part of port’s physiognomy, building its own
– Exploring the content of transitions and functional interconnection of the
“world of journey”.
– The landscape context – as a combination of an open field and the sense of
surrounding flow of cargo-machines, vessels and travellers.
It is developed as a “metaphor” of a ship shape, as a synthetic structure of a curved section, whose origin refers, on one hand, as a structure of a ship vessel and its components and on the other hand, as a spatiality of a wave ideogram.
Three organizational topologies are combined, composing a functional system:
The building “turns” towards the harbor bay, “taking position”, belongs there, as an organic part, attributing its linearity and development, as dialectical relations with the port events. The building structure has a double role, at first, as a tool of what I see, as an edge landmark of the harbor and at the second, what I see through its shell. The folding floor is inhabited, but also resides in Souda bay, as part of a genius loci, seeking to identify to this extending area. From an originally considered building-machine, to be transformed into a sightseeing-machine and finally to be an emotion-machine, for the place and the memories of a traveler, being a locus component, with a specific landscape relation, as cultural determination.