“Redesign & Upgrade of D. Gounari, Kallari & Mitropoleos Streets and Fanarioton Square – Accentuation of D. Gounari Historic Axis of Thessaloniki’s Roman Era – Restoration and accentuation of the archaeological findings of the Ancient Hippodrome of Thessaloniki”
The project aims to upgrade the public space in this particular area of the city’s center and highlight the historic axis of Roman Thessaloniki. It is materialized through a donation of Stavros Niarchos Foundation to the Municipality of Thessaloniki.
The study* focused on:
Urban space is formed through continuous, flowing motions, narrowing paths and routes, wider rest areas with the respective urban equipment and large areas of green, aiming at unifying, enriching and highlighting urban space. Design manipulations remain austere and maintain a uniform character and simplicity of expression.
The axis is paved with off-white, grey, and crimson (in the historic paths only) granite cubes, colored asphalt, white “brushed” marble from Kavala, visible reinforced concrete, and stainless steel.
* The study was based on a research paper drafted by the Environmental Design Studio, under the supervision of Prof. N. Kalogirou, a study by the Department of City Planning of the Municipality of Thessaloniki, and the “Preliminary Study of reconfiguration of the N. Panagia church surrounding area, and the archaeological findings of the Ancient Hippodrome of Thessaloniki” by the General Directorate of Antiquities of Thessaloniki.
Municipality of Thessaloniki
D. Gounari, Kallari & Mitropoleos Streets and Fanarioton Square , Thessaloniki