Athens has lost its relationship to water. In ancient times, springs and rivers were sacred and Athenians considered water to be a portion of the supreme good. Combined with rich vegetation, it offered citizens peace of mind while natural running water was a prerequisite for the functioning of philosophical schools. The scarce occasions that water appears in today’s contemporary Greek cities, it is in the form of fountains surrounded by constructions that exclude any physical contact.
The exculpation and return of the aquatic element is proposed into strategic positions in Athens for daily refreshment and play. This central square, naturally leveled and with a slightly lowered center, offers an ideal opportunity for the introduction of the first shallow urban pool.
program: public pool
area: 3600 m2