Haritou Square in Rhodes
CONTEXT In recent years we have seen a gradually increasing concern for the urban landscape and the way it is designed and evaluated. This concern, a result of the emergence of digital technologies and convergence of different scientific disciplines, is based on the ability of design tools to support and reinforce the discussion on urban landscape as an open process for action. So far the discussion on the design and form of the city placed emphasis on the creation of a communication platform that functions either through the development of interpersonal and interactive relationships of the users, or as an entity for configuring and displaying visual messages and communication to society. However, the real challenge is to develop a "smart city," that starts from the city of today and enables the combination of these smart practices by activating infrastructure that may reform the spatial structure of the urban morphology. This paper will introduce a "reformer," the natural landscape, based on which a new methodological approach shall be established, in order to manage the urban landscape.
In this section we attempt to define a methodology in which the urban landscape is shaped through a complex diagrammatic entity capable of operating through feedback. The integration of metabolic processes of the natural landscape, as defined by Corner, in the production of the urban landscape also involving material and geometrical parameters, requires a management. Thusn the proposed methodology is broken down into three distinct parts. The first level concerns Theoretical Overview and vertical reading of Rhodes myths and history. The second level of design process regards the concept of the system. To specigy the second stage of the methodology is about infrastructures and the establishement of connenctions tha could be able to support future dynamic relations of the square with the existing urban fabric .The last level of this architectural approach concerns the parameter of human needs into the desing process.