**4th Position /
The Landscape of the Fishing Resort and the Liopetri River, Cyprus
*in collaboration with:
B. Ioannou, M. Voreakou, C. Joakim,
N. Neophytou and P. Papadimatos
The Liopetri River has been dried as a new damn reserves it's water. However its trace lets sea water to form an inlet acting as a natural shelter for many local fishermen. The proposal for the reformation of this particular area has been the subject of a two stages architectural competition. The entry (short listed and 1st commendation) has a major concern in environmental issues for the conservation of the endangered local eco-system. The concept reveals the land knitted with the river, a bridge acts like a stitch that brings the two sides of the river together. The pathways create knots with the fishermen's docks. A number of pavilions are placed within the resort, the entrance pavilion, the restaurant, the educational centre etc. The pavilion's design has the least environmental impact. They are standing on piles above ground and they are made with eco-friendly materials. Over closed structures or areas that solar control is needed a second layer of structure is added. Wooden frames ''randomly'' arrangement that can hold river canes during the summer for solar protection. Pile structure ramps lead visitors on the pavilion's roofs for bird watching offering great views of the resort.The special ecosystem of the Temporary Mediterranean Ponds found in the area are preserved and protected. The abandoned parcels inside the dried riverbed are changed into new pilot organic farming while the existing vegetation in the edges is enhanced.