Architectural Competition of Preliminary Design Drafts for Reformation of the Axis Acheiropoiitos - Saint Sofia of the Municipality of Thessaloniki, Greece Architectural Competition of Preliminary Design Drafts for Reformation of the Axis Acheiropoiitos - Saint Sofia of the Municipality of Thessaloniki, Greece Architectural Competition of Preliminary Design Drafts for Reformation of the Axis Acheiropoiitos - Saint Sofia of the Municipality of Thessaloniki, Greece Architectural Competition of Preliminary Design Drafts for Reformation of the Axis Acheiropoiitos - Saint Sofia of the Municipality of Thessaloniki, Greece Architectural Competition of Preliminary Design Drafts for Reformation of the Axis Acheiropoiitos - Saint Sofia of the Municipality of Thessaloniki, Greece Architectural Competition of Preliminary Design Drafts for Reformation of the Axis Acheiropoiitos - Saint Sofia of the Municipality of Thessaloniki, Greece Architectural Competition of Preliminary Design Drafts for Reformation of the Axis Acheiropoiitos - Saint Sofia of the Municipality of Thessaloniki, Greece Architectural Competition of Preliminary Design Drafts for Reformation of the Axis Acheiropoiitos - Saint Sofia of the Municipality of Thessaloniki, Greece Architectural Competition of Preliminary Design Drafts for Reformation of the Axis Acheiropoiitos - Saint Sofia of the Municipality of Thessaloniki, Greece Architectural Competition of Preliminary Design Drafts for Reformation of the Axis Acheiropoiitos - Saint Sofia of the Municipality of Thessaloniki, Greece Architectural Competition of Preliminary Design Drafts for Reformation of the Axis Acheiropoiitos - Saint Sofia of the Municipality of Thessaloniki, Greece Architectural Competition of Preliminary Design Drafts for Reformation of the Axis Acheiropoiitos - Saint Sofia of the Municipality of Thessaloniki, Greece Architectural Competition of Preliminary Design Drafts for Reformation of the Axis Acheiropoiitos - Saint Sofia of the Municipality of Thessaloniki, Greece

ARCHITECTURAL COMPETITION OF PRELIMINARY DESIGN DRAFTS FOR REFORMATION OF THE AXIS ACHEIROPOIITOS - SAINT SOFIA OF THE MUNICIPALITY OF THESSALONIKI, GREECE

Μελέτη

2012

Architects

Karvoutzi Kostantina - Valentini
Koumpli Eleni
Nikolaou Dimitra
Papavasiliou Matheos

Collaborators

Alexiou Fotini
Ziouna Aggeliki
Karra Mariniki
Malliarou Marouska

Consultants

Klabatsea Rena
Melistas Ioannis
Mihou Maria
Bakintas Kostas

The proposal attempts to redefine a new identity for the main axis of Ag. Sofias and the surrounding area based on a framework of understanding the history of the city through ages ,the palimpsest.

The project does not faced the axis as compilation of territorial extracts but as an entity with individual identities. It approaches the design emphasizing two elements: The Nature and the Technology.

The proposal tries to elects the hidden identity, the first layer, on which was founded the city, that is the nature.

The creation of a crack is proposed, which is materialized with the planted soil which runs through the whole length of axis in which the biodiversity of the region is maintained. With the creation of the crack of the urban flora the importance of the axis is underlined, and are pulled out in the surface the trees and the flora of Thessaloniki. This nature has colors and the proposal is using them with an arrangement based on the 4 seasons cycle.

At the same time the project proposes the enrichment of urban equipment of the axis with an additional element of technology, aiming the upgrade of lighting with saving the of energy and the installation of suitable technology for the briefing of citizens with regard to the events in progress in the city.

This element, is materialized with the placement of vertical pillars all along of the axis ,carries light and sensors on it, which collects the sounds of the city and sea and broadcast to them with ,transferring them territorial in some other point of the area ,creating a new Ichotopio. creating connections via the  music of the  city.

The project proposes three regions - 3 topos -from where  this axis go through. Those  places are characterized by a particular identity, different for each one, which is determined by the identity of monument which they are connected with.

Moreover eachone of this places converses with a artistic action that is: the theater, the music and the sculpture.