Redesign of Nea Agora/ New Market place in Mandraki
Refurbishment, planning of new building and landscape design
Competition of the Municipality of Rhodes
The broader area of Mandraki market in Rhodes port seems to have been detached gradually from the town’s net. The profile of the New market square has been confined as total commercial. Our intention was to bring back the qualities of the public square into the historic space of the New Market. So we maintain all the trees and pebble grounds which already exist in this space, all the main routes of the public space are studied and their access to the space through the use of light and local materials. It is created space/ “ground” for the play of very young children, space for open market and open performances. In the new building - which is much lower in height from all of those that surrounds it – close to the north entrance of the space, traditional technicians present and sell their artifacts. This new building is made of a very simple structure of four main walls and opens up to the public space in front of it and the its activities.
Architects: Maria Vidali, Maria Tsigara, Katerina Chatzikonstantinou
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