Back to the Future_Theme Park


20AUG 2016
# TITLE: Back to the Future_Theme Park
# STUDENTS: Zoumaki Maria, Tsimourtakidou Marialena
# SUPERVISOR: Mantzou Polyxenis
# DATE: 2015
# COURSE: Architectural Design: Place-Construction_Thematic Fridge
# SCHOOL / DEPARTMENT: Democritus University of Thrace_University of Architecture


The theme park is a group of entertainment attractions, rides, and other events in a location for the enjoyment of large numbers of people. Theme parks, a specific type of amusement park, are usually much more intricately themed to a certain subject or group of subjects than normal amusement parks. It can be regarded as a distinct style of amusement park.

Our project

This project deals with the design of our own thematic park, based on our scenario. In order to achieve this, we had to reconsider how the whole story would flow through our design, throughout the gamers` course for the exit. We had to built our own universe, our own fictional space, so that the gamer will not be bored and come out from the world of fiction we created for him.

Our theme park is the combination of our forefathers thoughts and dreams about what technological wonders the future holds and what actually exists today , come to life.

It will contain three levels, with each level spanning an `era`. The first one would bear a likeness of the future as is imagined from 1900 to 1960, the second one from 1960 to 2000 with the final one housing the technological accessories of the last decade and a half.

The presentation was through comic, which narrated the story of the game and shows the spaces as we designed them.

Τhe first level

The level which is dedicated to 1900-1960 has similar structure, government and society as seen in correspondent films. An oligarchical government that borders on tyranny that harbors oppressiveness, towards the labor `caste` whereas the few rich people live lavishly and luxuriously. This situation causes a resistance to form. To expand on the player`s role one must explain how the territories are divided. On high ground there is the lord`s mansion the largest expansion of area amongst the rest. There lives the supreme leader with his family business associates and consultants. On lower ground one can find the machinery station where the labor force works , a restaurant and the housing accommodation for the players.

When the players enters the theme park after witnessing the inequality he/she will be asked to join the brewing rebellion. When the event ends the player will be guided to the subway in order to advance to the second level. When arriving one can easily see the difference between the two levels. Drawing from entertainment media and people`s dreams of the future during 1960 – 2000 , sprawling expanded cities can be seen that house advanced societies and a new age of space – farers that have travelled to the farthest reaches of the galaxy. Humanity after years of struggle has been able to make a name for itself making peace with the other alien races. Each race after the peace treaties offered its military in order to create a protection force which patrols the area to stop any future threat. Peace cant be held for long because the higher command (as it seems) of each race wants to gain the upper hand over the others, gaining total economical control and true dominion of unified races.

The second level

The second level is structured as such: There are three platforms which represent 3 cities which strafe around an axis. The lowest city has been made habitat for the Engineers, all sorts of sentient robots who command control and maintain the machines which make the three cities function. In the middle city an insectoid race lives which forms hives and speak through telepathy. And in the highest level live the humans who are explorers and merchants by trace.

The setting is as follows: The underworld of each city wanting to expand its dominance to the other two cities send orders to the high command, of their respective city, to declare war upon the other two. Them following the chain of command order their admirals to wage war. The player will enter the level through the subway while things are still peaceful. After a tour of the cities, having tasted the exotic delicacies in the bars and restaurants he will be thrust into the conflict. He will have to join one of the three fronts by applying to one of the three spaceship – bases which circle the three bases. Near the end of the event when everything is being destroyed he will have to retake the subway and proceed to the last level of the park.

The third and the last level

The third and last level of our theme park concludes a space that offers a brief look to the future of today. It is supposed to answer to the question: How far our technology has gone and how much does it affect our society?

Do we understand the amount of this evolution and its sequences (both good or bad)? The way that previous generations had predicted our future was prophetic or extremely dystopian or hopeful?

Are we familiar enough with our technology to control it and use it for our prosper or it will end up control us instead?

All these questions are about to be answered to the last level of our theme park- skyscraper, located to the most technologically advanced city of the whole world, Tokyo. Visitors will learn everything about the machines of the future, they`ll have the chance to experience the improving technology, they will see and hear the greatest scientists of our century and they will learn how the technology of the humanoids work. It is a robot experimental and learning facilities and play with the relevant equipment. The park will be restored continuously with the latest technology and major breakthroughs.