Greece

Implementation Lab - Patras
8-10 November 2006 Patras - Greece

 
LOCAL CASE: PATRAS - PATRAS PORT AREA
Patras has three different port areas, each possessing different functions.
These are: the Marina, the Old Port and the New Port.

It was the idea of N.E.A. (Development Enterprise of Achaia Prefecture) that the New Port of Patras should provide the local case study.
Discussions during the workshop showed, however, that the development of the New Port is closely connected with the further development of the Old Port and also of the Marina. In light of this all...

Rio Fortress is found on the most extreme point of the homonym cape on the western entrance of the Corinthian gulf. The top of the cape is headed North where the Fortress is incorporated along with its central entrance and perimeters ditch of protection placed on the South. The proposed project includes restoring the rampart and more specifically rebuilding the main entrance gate on the south, sections of the perimeter's walls on the south and buildings within the Fortress, ditch restoration and degradation of all the newest constructions of the army. With these proposals the following are ensured:
1) Extension of the corridors network that can be visited inside the Fortress...

Roman amphitheatre of Patras is one of the most important and most impressive monuments of city. Constitutes infrequent example of such structure and is dated in the dues of the 1st century A.C., season of bigger development of Roman Patras. It is found in the historical centre of city, in the axis that is fixed by the Castle, the Roman Odeum and the harbour. The bigger part of the theatre is found under the existing buildings while a small department of concave has been revealed by older excavations. With the program is proposed the demolition of 25 buildings inside the declared archaeological space, at way so that the space will be unified and be released before the beginning of the...

The Plant Protection Institute of Patras (PPIP), which belongs to the National Agricultural Research Foundation (NAGREF), was established in1924. It practices thorough research to produce important scientific knowledge which supports the local agricultural economy. Over the years, the PPIP has highly contributed to the agricultural production and economy of Western Greece. The Institute is located in the east side of Patras, in a rather densely populated area and is considered to be an oasis of nature amongst the surrounding buildings.

During the past years various local governmental authorities and organizations have made clear the intention of altering the use of the land...

The square of King George I is of great historic importance for the city of Patras. It is characteristically located in its centre with the "Apollo" Municipal Theatre as its reference point. It constitutes one of the most significant neoclassical buildings of the city, designed by Ernst Ziller and built in 1857. It is the most important theatre of Patras hosting the most important theatrical performances. The square, in its former design, was mainly characterized by neoclassical features (a rectangular shape and two symmetrically placed fountains).
The plan for its reconstruction has sprang from the need for its expansion on both sides (in front of the theatre and...

APOLLO theatre is found in the centre of the city facing George 'A square. It's surface is about 1.592 m2. It was built in 1871 by the famous architect Ernest Chiller and is the city's main cultural events centre until now. The building is declared perceivable. In order for it to correspond to the city's needs in the framework of "Cultural Capital of Europe- 2006" this project suggests some direct interventions to the infrastructures of the building (turning scene, floor, dumpers, trap-doors e.t.c.)

The Old Arctic Market of Patras (Argiri Market) is a characteristic sample of Market buildings created after Greece purchased her freedom, it occupies a whole building block and is encompassed by three central roads of the city. An introvert building with internal atrium and two internal arcades with square columns faced towards the atrium. The building was almost symmetrical with as a sovereign element the configuration of its central entrance from Ag. Andreou road. The plot is of 1400m 2 surface with stone-built building of 1200m2. 
A big part of the building (half of its surface) has been demolished and the rest is abandoned and derelict. It is characterized as a piece of art and...

The building group of Old Municipal Slaughterhouses of Patras, is found in the meridian side of city, on the coastal road and in distance of three kilometres from the city centre. This region constituted the old industrial region of Patras, which however today has been abandoned and the issue is to find for this region new uses that will incorporate it once again in the life of city. The buildings were manufactured in 1902 and functioned continuously up to the 1996 as space of organised slaughterhouses minus the period of 2nd World war. It constitutes characteristic sample of industrial architecture, exceptionally of morphological interest with very good quality of manufacture and...

The Old Baths belong in the Municipality of Patras. By restoring the building of the Old Baths we intend to create an exhibition hall in order to serve the city's needs in the aspect of being "Cultural Capital of Europe-2006" The project's main target is to create a modern gallery to shelter the works of young artists as well as photography and sculpture exhibitions. Old Baths building is placed in the middle of the city and it is of historical meaning, it was built in the early 20th century and belongs to the city's architectural inheritance.

The work concerns the reformation of Tritaki area that constitutes part of the old city of Patras. The region has extent 2.802,00sm , is found in North-NorthEast end of the castle of Patras, in the foot of hill of castle and part of the buildings are adjoined on the wall of castle and are manufactured on it's foundations. The interventions that will become in the frames of reformation of the area forecast:

-the flattening of existing paving and the placement above special kind of stones from the region of Arta coloured white and yellow covering of total area 2.000,00 m2.

-the cashierings of ruined parts of concrete and the reconstruction of pavings with subbase part...