Place: Karditsa, Greece
Prize: Honorable Mention
Architect: Eirini Androutsopoulou
Consultant: Dimitrios Androutsopoulos (Plantation Study)
Taking as a starting point the existing water line,
Land n Arch designs a water park
to replace the former military park.
Water is used as a play element at the park's playground
The city's road axes extend to form the pedestrian pathways
- the bridges above the water
Blooming trees are planted at the intermediate
between the buildings' courtyards and the water area
The space in front of the city's town hall
treated as an urban balcony embracing the park
Botanic gardens are designed as moist parcels of
placed in-between the pedestrian pathways
The basic design gesture of this awarded proposal for Loumaki Park is the two-sided sinking of the natural soil to the water.
This results in the production of a landscape that amphitheatrically ‘looks’ towards the water.
The connection with the urban tissue
The connection of the park with the urban landscape is achieved by the two-way continuation of the road axes inside the park, in the form of pedestrian pathways.
They cross the park from east to west, meeting the urban tissue at both ends.
The production of the general layout
The park’s main plan lines are produced by combining the sinking to the water, together with the continuation of the city’s axes.
On the border with the city, the park penetrates by providing urban ‘backyards’ – planted public areas.