In collaboration with Aris Kafandaris and Dimitris Sagonas.
Through this proposal, we want to understand the Souda Passenger Terminal primarily as a public space and a place of encounters: an Agora. The program is developed around a covered elongated plaza, along the axis connecting the entrance of the port with the ships’ docking points. A continuous wooden roof curves over the various buildings of the Ferry Station: simple cuboid volumes interspersed with open air spaces that extend the program outdoors. If there is one idea that encapsulates the meaning of Agora, then it is this: a place for dialogue with the other, the different. Different people, activities and architectural languages coexist under one roof. Thereby, a light wooden structure gently floats above the waterline of Souda and singles out an otherwise simple, lively covered street, elevating it to a landmark.