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Redefining the relation between city and port. Redevelopment of the urban port of Heraklion

Kouros Nikolaos

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Year 2024
Type of Item Diploma Work
Bibliographic Citation Nikolaos Kouros, "Redefining the relation between city and port. Redevelopment of the urban port of Heraklion", Diploma Work, School of Architecture, Technical University of Crete, Chania, Greece, 2024
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In the context of the thesis, the subject of study is the port of Heraklion. More specifically, the city-port interface and the urban interactions between the two entities are studied. First of all, a broader analysis of the area is made in order to understand the urban space and the relations between the historical center and the port. This is followed by urban regeneration, which focuses on the interface with the urban part of the port as it is the natural extension of the historic center towards the sea. The purpose of the redevelopment is the revival of the waterfront through the composition of urban space and uses that aim to redefine the relationship between the city and the port. At this point, questions of scale, greenery and integration are explored, in a place where urban and port landscape are in conflict. Then follows the architectural study of an art school with an exhibition space, which functions as an attractive building for the study area and contributes both to the strengthening of the cultural character of the new port and to the revival of the coastal front of the city.

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