This Special Architectural Study concerns the redevelopment of Apostolou Pavlou Street from Kassandrou Street to St. Dimitriou Street. The project is part of the overall planning of the Municipality of Thessaloniki for the creation of a tourist route linking a series of important monuments to the city, starting at Rotonda and ending at Apostolos Pavlos Street and Kastron Street in the Upper City, while restoring, as far as possible, the physical continuity of various archaeological sites, such as the eastern wall of Thessaloniki ( Unesco monument ), the historic cemeteries of Protestants and Armenians, as well as the preserved Axillithiotis workshop (Isla hane). The monuments of each historic period along the way will be integrated into the overall grid. The main objective of the project is for the visitor to reap the enhanced cultural benefits of the visit and make a pleasant journey.
The main objective is the aesthetic and functional upgrading of the road. This is mainly achieved by removing diversity of elements and ensuring a unified, common and recognizable style. Important elements of the proposal in this direction are the replacement of sidewalks, the organization of signage elements, the creation of urban equipment and underground trash containers, the addition of lighting fixtures and the corresponding construction of the street. The main design decision is to create a unified floor like ‘mosaic’ for pedestrian area, foresight and vehicles. Removal of parking spaces in conjunction with the pre-installation of underground garbage containers will ensure perceptual continuity while highlighting Kemal Ataturk's House Museum.