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The Design of Europe's Largest New Park: Metropolitan Park, Athens - 1.5 PDH (LA CES/HSW)

Nov 6, 2015 12:00am ‐ Nov 6, 2015 12:00am

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Metropolitan Park in Athens, Greece, at 500 acres, will be the largest contemporary urban park in Europe. Part of an icon, this park has one of the greatest settings on earth—the cradle of Western civilization. Incredible archeology, culture, and ecology are the foundations for this truly Greek park.

Learning Objectives:

  • Learn about programming and design in a complex urban context in a culture without a tradition of large urban parks.
  • Understand the site’s technical challenges, especially building over an abandoned airport and a site with historic and contemporary (2004 Olympic facility) ruins.
  • Learn how construction of the park in phases occurs in tandem with adjacent development. Strategies to share cut and fill includes phasing and brownfield mitigation measures.
  • Examine the role of the landscape architect as part of a complex international design team.

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