NATURE AND MYTHOLOGY IN THE LANDSCAPE OF VRAYRONE_ THESIS
"EPOPTEIA" NATURE AND MYTHOLOGY IN THE LANDSCAPE OF VRAYRON
Design: Eirini Kontopoulou
Graphics: Eirini Kontopoulou
Vravrona is an area of subdued relief, low elevations and fertile grounds, which also has plenty of groundwater below it. Man and nature have co-existed in harmony since the prehistoric era there, which is a factor contributing to the rich biodiversity and the great number of habitats in the area. The archeological site and the museum constitute, without a doubt, the primary pole of attraction of Vravrona; yet, due to that great number of habitats, the area is also a destination of environmental interest within the Attiki region and not far from the city of Athens. The purpose of this thesis is the creation of a network within the wider area of the archeological site aiming at:
•The restoration of the smooth relation between the archeological site and the water element.
•The creation of a long walking path with environmental as well as archeological interest.
•The promotion and protection of the Vravrona wetland.
Taking into consideration all the above mentioned reasons, we suggest the creation of a network consisting of 3 junctions and the connections between them.
•The archaeological site (existing use)
•The archaeological museum (existing use)
•Environmental Education Center (new use/facility)
The connections between the junctions are made after the analysis of the sub-units of the area and the vegetation found in each of them. Moreover, they are constructed using natural materials.
The new junction consists of a number of consecutive open and closed spaces forming an entrance route to the wider network area. It is also an attempt to organize the area consequently leading to the gradual transition of the visitor from the “city” to the “landscape”.