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Public Beach and Ecological Park by Doxiadis+, Varkiza, Greece

Celebrating invention and authenticity, the AR presents a snapshot of work in progress from around the world

The site of this sensitive landscaping project lies just south of Athens at one of the region’s main beaches. Accommodating huge annual visitor numbers has taken its toll, with the site suffering from a lack of maintenance and erosion. The project aims to rejuvenate the natural habitat as a living demonstration of ecological principles, processes and solutions.

Site plan

Site plan

The proposal covers five zones: infrastructure, forest and beach, natural stream regeneration, ecological demonstration park and wilderness area. Key techniques include vegetation to structure functions, rainwater collection for irrigation and renewable energy use.

Diagrams showing evolution of landscaping after one, three and five years

Diagrams showing evolution of landscaping after one, three and five years

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