Friday, 12 June 2015 14:16

"BALKAN" SQUARE IN THESSALONIKI

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.
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Friday, 12 June 2015 14:16

OFFICE BUILDING IN TIRANA

This is a multifunctional building which is required to meet the needs of one or several companies in Tirana. The offices and the rest of the public spaces are located in the front of the site in order to display the public nature of the building. The design of the outer shell aims to highlight the validity and the professionalism of the company, using at the same time the principles of sustainability. The surrounding area is designed in such a way as to intensify the grandiosity of the building while enhancing its public image.
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The building will house the main administration offices of the cooperative Central Bank in Nicosia along with the basic store of the city and various spaces of public use, such as a conference centre and a cafeteria. The design proposal for the building can be summed up as the configuration of continu­ous "pulsating" zones that do not just set up the skin of the building, but also underline a flowing system in accordance with the requirements for infinite data and information flow, which characterises the contemporary banking system. The need for a high-quality work environment, as well as the need of a local or global range landmark, led to a building that forms the urban and cultural space of the area. Operating as a huge sponge, the mass of the building absorbs its surroundings, either by allowing the external contours to reduce horizontally or with the perforation of the building, adjusting the external environmental conditions and enhancing the green behaviour of the build­ing. This process of erosion of the buildings mass by the sunlight and the atmosphere describes in the best way the environmental perspective of the proposed solution, as well as the interactive association with the urban and the natural landscape.
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