Diploma project
10/28/2020
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"Transformation of the urban block of flats. A multifunctional building at Exarchia" Rontogianni Stamatia

In this thesis I will try to design a block of flats of mixed uses in the area of Exarhia, in a characteristic cut into pieces plot of region. The block of flats with mixed use are very interesting because they reflect the city’s dynamics in their nutshell. It is not about large commercial centres with limited residence but rather small buildings where the changes appear in its facade. The building is alive, it is transformed and adapted to the needs of its users, it even changes during the day depending on the parts that are used. Finally, these buildings are characterized by a certain degree of vagueness and ambiguity, they are not static and clear, and as a result this kind of building has a great study interest.

The uses that coexist are usually commercial shops, offices, apartments of different sizes, laboratories etc.

Therefore, the objective is to make a block of flats which includes different uses in its various levels, and which easily can change from residence into office, depending on the needs.

In this respect, I select an area which is characterized by this complexity in the composition of its architectural environment with this mixture of uses, mixed social teams and ages, etc, as is the Exarhia area.