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Reviving the stream
This project aims to revive Hortatzis stream, in the center of Thessaloniki
that extents between Sheikh Su and Ag.Dimitriou street. It is one of the remaining
open streams of town, an active lung of the city and one of the last
free spaces in the city. Unfortunately, today the stream is completely neglected
and the ecological balance has shifted. Access to the interior has
become impossible due to garbage, wild vegetation and arbitrary housing
which prevents access
The distinctive rocky terrain and the difference between the natural and
urban landscape were important elements that were preserved in the
synthetic process. The dynamic element of the wall, a rigorous limit that
ensures the ravishing nature of the stream and its anarchical growth from
the integration of the city became really important to us and we decided
to retain in through our design. During the design process a central element
was a game between the limits of urban and natural landscape, which
was established through the creation of transitional spaces that constantly
transform, enabling a continuous game between the stream and the city,
the natural and the urban, freedom and organization.
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