The “Addiction Treatment Center IANOS,” whose construction was recently completed, is part of a donation of Stavros Niarchos Foundation to the Municipality of Thessaloniki.
The project involved the remodeling and furnishing of the first floor of the municipal building on 7 Paparigopoulou Street, to house the Addiction Treatment Center IANOS. The Psychiatric Hospital of Thessaloniki will cooperate with the Municipality for the operation of IANOS.
The IANOS center will provide alimentation and hygiene services, in addition to psychiatric and nursing care and support to individuals addicted to psychotropic substances (active users), who are however not registered in a rehabilitation program and face intense problems in their daily lives.
The Addiction Treatment Center will have a maximum occupancy of 30 people per day.
The benefit stemming from the completion of the project is the amelioration of the living conditions of addicted individuals, in addition to the potential for referral to rehabilitation programs in case these individuals request help.
The goal of the design team was to create a warm and welcoming space, with an atmosphere similar to that of a «home», and not of a faceless public building. The design was developed in close cooperation with the physicians in charge of the Center. The space was carefully designed down to the smallest detail, from basic layout, materials, furnishing and equipment, to illustrations on the walls, aiming to provide a welcoming environment for the occupants of the space.
Paparigopoulou 7 , Thessaloniki
Municipality of Thessaloniki