Lake Pamvotida represents an important aquatic area and is adjacent to the city of Ioannina. The seasonal fluctuation of the water level is 1,5m and is caused by the changing relation of the inflows and the outflows. The hydrological equilibrium of the lake determines the extent of its surface and the position of its borderline. There are areas where the water integrates with the land, presenting a picture of the undefined boundaries. On the lakeshore, reeds are the most common form of vegetation and they grow in zones.
The project consists of autonomous units- groups of multi-functional spaces, which are designed as: minimal, compact and lifted from the ground level. The function of these pavilions is to support the wandering of the visitor (e.g. along the lake’s border), who uses the existing network of earthen paths and the outlets towards the water. The composition is organized on an axis (that approaches the direction north-south), on both sides of an earthen embankment, with the structure of a “double-pole” of functions, that develop in both the aquatic and land area, allowing their integration. The self-sufficient presence of the stations is realized by the use of active and passive energy systems, renewable forms of energy and the parameters of bioclimatic planning. Ecological planning involves: (a) the use of local materials (b) the aim for revearseabiliy (c) the standardization and reclamation of the structures.