Studio Class at UC Berkeley
Studio Class at UC Berkeley

Social Housing Project in Chania

This project was developed by George Lountzis as a student from Technical University of Crete and was submited to the WAS awards 2017 under the Residential category.

This project engaged us with the design of medium scale buildings or building complexes of various uses. We should obtain, through the course, the ability to solve complex architectural problems in an urban or natural landscape context. The theme of the course “Residence and public space” it concerns in the study of a center with social collective residence which is supported by limited uses of public character, in scale of neighborhood and extensive services and infrastructures of public space. The need of correlation of the proposal with the structure, the scale and territorial qualities of existing urban environment they will allowed us to place those fundamental questions that concern in the complicated relation of integration of new building in the web of city. We expressed the figure ground relations of the old town of Chania in the part of the new city.