The architectural and landscape value of dams: from international examples to proposals for Greece

R. Ioannidis, and D. Koutsoyiannis, The architectural and landscape value of dams: from international examples to proposals for Greece, Proceedings of 3rd Hellenic Conference on Dams and Reservoirs, Zappeion, Hellenic Commission on Large Dams, Athens, 2017.

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Dam architecture has been an issue that has not significantly concerned Greek organizations engaged in research, design and construction of dams. This research paper explores the need to raise the awareness of these organizations on issues related to the architecture of dams and produces relevant proposals. Initially, the current situation is investigated in relation to the architecture of Greek dams and the impact of these projects on the Greek landscape is evaluated. Then, international examples of architectural interventions on dams are examined leading to the creation of database of techniques and ideas that could be implemented in Greece or worldwide. At last, a case study examining the architectural design of a Hardfill dam is conducted, in which the technical, construction-process, architecture and cost aspects of the proposed architectural interventions are analyzed.

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