"BALKAN" SQUARE IN THESSALONIKI

Distinction for the design of the "Balkan" square in the city of Thessaloniki in Greece

The redevelopment of Strebenioti’s mil­itary camp, is of great importance for the city of Thessaloniki. The area is sur­rounded by the most important public buildings of the municipality, such as the Town Hall, the cathedral, several schools, as well as the most important sports facilities of the municipality. By regeneration, most times, we refer to the aesthetic upgrading of the image of the city. However, in this case study, we are ethically obliged to answer a wide range of questions. The site needs more than the design of a simple square. It requires a landscape which will serve as more than a symbol for the city and its global image.

DISTINCTION

NATIONAL ARCHITECTURAL COMPETITION

PROJECT ARCHITECTS

GIORGOS TSOLAKIS
ELENI LAGKARI
TSAMPIKOS PETRAS

DESIGN GROUP

AELXANDROS KITRINIARIS

PROJECT STATUS

COMPETITION 2012