Pocket Park in Sepolia Sepolia neighborhood, 12 Dramas str., Municipality of Athens, 2021

The construction of the park was based on the principles of sustainable development, so the whole design was based on this principle.


Our basic principle of construction was to operate based on the principles of the circular economy. All the earthworks that took place in the area and were recycled in it so that the coarse-grained materials - stones & gravel - are transformed into a water drainage area. Also, the external import of fertile soil was minimal and mainly compost of plant origin was used. The interventions were as mild as possible without burdening the urban environment in which the park is located.


The park corridors in Sepolia laid with gravel to have as few hard materials as possible so the park can bind all rainwater. The separation and coating materials are wood, and we also used recycled wood or other materials. The area was enriched with hundreds of plants (190 pieces), aromatic, ground cover products and large shrubs.


The lighting of the premises is carried out with autonomous photovoltaics, with the aim of reducing light pollution. During the first hours they illuminate 100% then for 4 hours 80% and then they act as safety lighting with 25% until the morning.


As for the plantings, in total they aimed at:


• The aesthetic upgrade, by achieving continuous flowering in terms of the choice of plant material.

• Climate upgrade, reducing temperatures and offering cooling.

• The increase of biodiversity, being a place of growth of flora and fauna.

• The proper exploitation of rainwater

• The capture of carbon dioxide