This Special Architectural Study concerns the redevelopment of Syngrou Street from CrystalI Street and Filipou Street to Olympou Street for an overall urban experience.
The main objective is the aesthetic and functional upgrading of the street. This is mainly achieved by removing diversity and ensuring a unified, common and recognizable style. Important elements of the proposal in this direction are the delineation of parking spaces, the replacement of sidewalks, the organization of signage, urban equipment and waste bins, and the improvement of lighting. The main design decision is to widen the sidewalk on the side of the street, improve the alignment of the Crystali and Syggrou streets and remove most parking spaces in combination with the choice of intervention materials ( marble and cobble stone ), highlighting the historic Monastirioton Synagogue.
The proposal seeks to turn the street into a low traffic street, upgrading pedestrian crossings and widening public space in front of the Synagogue. A key design goal is to highlight the recently renovated historic building to a public attraction, by improving the public space functionally and aesthetically and giving priority to the pedestrian area and green spots. In addition, special attention is given to the selection of materials, so that the combination of the young with the old does not detract from the particular character of the street, but instead contributes to the creation of a single concept, with clear historical and contemporary references.