MEDITERRANEAN SQUARE  (IRINI PSILOU) T he   subject   of   the   course   was   the   planning   of   ''The   Mediterranean   square''   in   the   space where   today   lies   the   central   harbour   of   Patras.   This   is   found   at   the   end   of   the   road   of Saint   Nikolaos.   Saint   Nikolaos   is   a   busy   pedestrian   precinct   in   the   centre   of   Patras   in   which exist   mainly   shops   and   spaces   of   recreation.   After   the   careful   observation   of   the   region at   all   the   duration   of   a   typical   dayI   recorded   the   crowd   and   age   of   persons   that   moved in   the   centre   of   the   city   as   well   as   the   direction   and   frequency   of   their   movements.   This study   of   movements   of   persons   in   the   urban   web   led   to   the   need   that   this   movements should   extend   itself   also   in   the   sea.   So   there   were   created   3   tentacles   which   begin   from the   extension   of   axes   of   3   streets   that   lead   into   the   sea.   The   choice   of   this   streets   became through   the   analysis   of   the   uses   of   the   wider   region.   The   central   axis   is   the   extension   of Saint   Nikolaos   that   is   mainly   a   space   of   walk   and   recreation.   Thus   the   central   piece   of   the composition is a space of walk. The left axis is the extension of the road Ermoy. Ermoy street is a commercial street with mainly shops of clothing and footwear. Thus the left axis of the composition is commercial. Finally the right axis is the extension of the road Aratoy. Aratoy is a street in whichone can find mainly services. Therefore in the right axis of the composition I placed the harbour for only passenger cruise-ships. These 3 tentacles-routes, like the movements in the city are crossed, involved, are sunk or raised. Some of the buildings create in their loft routes that link the 3 tentacles with each other.
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