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Re-Vitalization of Larnaca Coastal City

LOCATION | LARNACA, CYPRUS

During the last 50 years, the city of Larnaca went through excessive developments, nevertheless mostly in a direction pleasant to the benefit of private investors. The growth of the city has been out of proportion since there were many changes in the policies selected for the development. As a result not only the city itself scattered vastly into the outskirts but also the coastal area went through a series of changes not beneficial to the natural or social environment.‚ÄčThis project investigated the revitalization of this coastal city through self-organized neighborhood planning.

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URBAN DESIGN I COASTAL REDEVELOPMENT I NEIGHBORHOOD PLANNING

HISTORY

50 years of unplanned developments resulted in the slow death of once an actively public coastal area with Sunday walks and local markets.

CONTEXT

Newer developments in the marine area also lead to ecological problems and physical disconnect to locals. As the developments took place, the coast edge became more and more private, disconnected and degraded

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STRATEGY

As a critical design exploration, a table of design conditions was made to create a catalog for a typology of spaces and experiences that can bring back people to the coastal edges.

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STRATEGY

STRATEGY

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DESIGN

A viable combination of platforms was made finalized and detailed to tested on the site in regard to the existing context and the relationship with each other.