The project concerns the redevelopment of Archaeological Museum Street from Edmondou Rostan Street to Praxitelou Street. Proposed in the context of street renovations near buildings of special interest with the aim of improving and promoting them to the visitor and creating an overall urban experience. In this context, the appearance of the Archaeological Museum Street in this section marks the approach to Yeni Mosque. This section of the road is directly related to traffic for Yeni Mosque, in a highly residential and mixed-use area, accessed by two main highways, to and from the city center. On the street of the Archaeological Museum there are two school complexes as well as part of the academy of the University of Thessaloniki. The area has increased pedestrian and vehicle traffic during the day, while traffic to the Yeni Mosque has been on the rise in recent years.
The main objective is the aesthetic and functional upgrading of the street. 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 delimitation of parking spaces, the replacement of sidewalks, the organization of signage, urban equipment and waste bins as well as the improvement of lighting and tree planting. The main design decision is to widen the sidewalk on both sides of the street and remove most parking spaces in conjunction with the continuation of the intervention materials, which ensures perceptual continuity and visually enlarges the space.
The layout of the street has been seen in the light of the overall upgrading of the city's urban open-air network, which aims to create a new tourist promenade that connects landmarks in the wider area of the historic city center.