Pink Protpagorn

The Casino Garden | Piraeus, Greece | Unit 21 | 2019 Click to see Thesis Click to see 4th year work Click images to zoom -> Project 1 : Tax Evasion and Bribery in Athens The Greek financial crisis started in 2008. It was triggered by the structural weaknesses in the Greek economy; the main reason behind this was the culture of cheating, bribery and tax evasion. Even anticorruption officials

Julian Besems

Books as Bytes | Piraeus, Greece | Unit 21 | 2019 Click to see Design Realisation This project is not about the design of a single building, but the development of a software program that generates a building design based on user information. Click image to zoom–> The primary focus of the project is the development of such a program for a university libraries. In this the smallest spatial unit

Bethan Ring

Piraeus Cruise Terminal | Piraeus, Greece| Unit 21 | 2019 Click to see Design Realisation The shipping and cruise port in the Athens, Greece has recently been purchased by Chinese company COSCO as part of their ‘New Silk Road Initiative’ providing the opportunity for the transformation of the area as an important stop along this new trade route. Although the number of cruise passengers has doubled in recent years, the growth

Rahaf Abdoun-Machaal

A Bureau for Customs Fraud | Piraeus, Greece| Unit 21 | 2019 Click to see Design Realisation Click image to zoom –> The project proposes A Bureau for Customs Fraud situated on a rocky islet just off the coast of Piraeus in Greece, conceived as a series of dispersed programme spaces which are shrouded by a unique fragmented shell structure. The programme has developed as a response to the topical issue

Ahmed El Gamal Y5

A Personal Athenian Restaurant | Athens, Greece | Unit 21 | 2019 Click to see Thesis Click to see 4th year work Click image to zoom–> Athens has an epidemic of abandoned buildings post the 2008 recession. The decreased economic activity stagnated these assets. In addition, the viability of reinvestment in such properties was  hindered by their occupancy of squatters in need. As a result, the government’s solution was to tear down fully abandoned

Lester Cheung

Piraeus Archipelago | Athens, Greece| Unit 21 | 2019 Awarded Distinction for Design Click to see Thesis Click to see 4th year work ‘Piraeus Archipelago’ is a redevelopment masterplan for the cruise port of Piraeus, it proposes a strategy to improve the cruise-city relationship whilst creating a rewarding experience for cruise tourists. The Belt and Road Initiative (BRI) is China’s strategy to boost trade and economic exchange across the globe, which promotes investments in