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Exarchia's true colors : for the people by the people.

Rel. Marco Trisciuoglio, Luigi Buzzacchi. Politecnico di Torino, Corso di laurea magistrale in Architettura costruzione citta', 2017

Abstract:

INTRODUCTION

Exarchia is and always will be a special place in the center of Athens. With its unique history and its different way of living, it sure is considered the most alternative neighborhood of Athens and Greece in general.

Unfortunately, it is a place where its dark past, and some brutal incidents that have taken place there over the years, have led to a bad reputation and isolation of the neighborhood. Guided by the media, most of the people in the center of Athens and throughout the city in general, are afraid to even get near the area, and of course tourists never learn about the neighborhood even though it is next to one of the main touristic attractions in Athens, the Archaeological Museum.

But Exarchia is so much more than a "rebel without a cause" , as the media chooses to name it. This neighborhood has a huge history in so many different levels; in a political level, in an intellectual level, in a social and humanitarian level. It is a shame what the reputation and the overall image of the neighborhood is for the people. Because of it, the municipality does not do much to make things better for the people living or working there. The neighborhood is mostly left to survive on its own.

This is one of the main reasons why this project exists. It is time people learn to understand this neighborhood. It is time people get to know this neighborhood and realize what it has to offer. Exarchia needs a change, something that is going to bring people closer to it, and will give them the chance to understand why the people that choose to be there are so loyal to this place

Relatori: Marco Trisciuoglio, Luigi Buzzacchi
Soggetti: A Architettura > AF Edifici e attrezzature per il tempo libero, le attività sociali, lo sport
A Architettura > AQ Spazi funzionali dell'abitazione
U Urbanistica > UB Architettura del Paesaggio
U Urbanistica > UK Pianificazione urbana
Corso di laurea: Corso di laurea magistrale in Architettura costruzione citta'
URI: http://webthesis.biblio.polito.it/id/eprint/6118
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CONTENTS

0 INTRODUCTION

1 ATHENS IN THE 19TH CENTURY : FROM A REGIONAL TOWN TO THE CAPITAL OF GREECE

1.1 The planning of the new city

1.2 Architecture

1.2.1 19th century

1.2.2 From the 19,h century to the 20th century

2 EXARCHIA

2.1 Meet the neighborhood

2.1.1 The Dark Side

2.2 Location

2.3 Introduction on its history and significance

2.4 History

2.4.1 Important dates in Exarchia' s development

2.5 Architecture

2.5.1 National Technical University of Athens

2.5.2 Archaeological Museum of Athens

2.5.3 Important blocks of flats

2.6 21 century

2.7 Public space

2.7.1 Navarinou (Exarchia), Revolution

2.8 Strefi Hill

2.8.1 Room for improvement

3 EXAMPLES OF SIMILAR TO EXARCHIA NEIGHBORHOODS FROM AROUND THE WORLD

3.1 Koenju, Tokyo, Japan

3.2 Kreuzberg, Berlin, Germany

3.3 Belleville, Paris, France

4 GENERAL ANALYSIS OF THE NEIGHBORHOOD

4.1 The use of the buildings

4.2 Circulation and parking

4.3 Green areas

5 SUGGESTIONS FOR THE IMPROVEMENT OF THE NEIGHBORHOOD

5.1 Objectives

5.2 Traffic discharging

5.3 More Suggestions for the recreation of vacant lots and outdoor parking lots

5.4 Chasing the treasure

5.4.1 Purpose of the game

5.4.2 The game

5.4.3 Arriving to the treasure islands

5.4.4 Color

5.5 Color psychology and therapy through color

5.5.1 Historical aspects

5.5.2 Biological aspects

5.5.2.1 Protective coloration

5.5.2.2 Diagnosis through color

5.5.3 Psychological aspects

5.5.3.1 Emotional reactions

5.5.3.2 Color and psychology

5.5.3.3 Color and other human senses

5.5.4 Visual aspects

5.5.4.1 Functional color

5.5.4.2 The prescription of color

5.5.5 Color psychology applied in the project

5.6 Illustrations of the project

5.7 Trasformation of the streets

5.7.1 Tositsa Street

5.7.2 Stournari Street

5.7.3 Kallidromiou Street

5.8 Treasure islands

5.8.1 Outdoor cinema

5.8.2 Exchanging library/studying room

5.8.3 Outdoor gym/playground

6 ECONOMIC HYPOTHESIS

6.1 The hypothesis

6.2 The results

6.2.1 General analysis

6.2.2 Further analysis

6.2.3 Final considerations

INDEX

Bibliography

Websites

Photographs

Survey questionnaire

Questionnaire' s results

Contingency tables (not shown)

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