Competition Announcement (Ideas)
The main idea is to create a landmark area which will be able to draw city attention and give an international aspect to this New Business Center. A new vision for the future image of Thessaloniki.
The 3 different towers which are like vertical villages create playful forms and interesting new places to discover in addition to the new topography. Each level consists of open and closed spaces achieving diversity throughout each tower. Moreover, planted areas of ranging density are incorporated at each level terraces. The fascinating interplay of open spaces, closed volumes, staggered terraces, and planted areas creates an interesting spatial game, raising the green surroundings to all levels, through the hanging gardens, and connecting the buildings with the landscape and the surroundings.
The basic concept of our proposal aims to satisfy the requirements set by the International Competition Arxellence, that is:
• Rethink and Redesign the proposal area
• Create a business district through high rising buildings (mixed uses)
• Examine the relationship among the historical remains, the location near to the port and the current building area
• Create a landmark area which will be able to draw city attention and give an international aspect to this new business center.