REGENERATION OF VASILEOS HERAKLIOU STREET

HOUSE RECONSTRUCTION IN A SUBURB OF THESSALONIKI
25/04/2020
REGENERATION OF SYNGROU STREET
04/03/2020

This project concerns the reconstruction of Vasileos Heraklion Street from Komninon Street to Aristotelous 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 highlighting of Vas. Heraklion Street in this section marks the approach to Modiano Market and the Synagogue of Yad Lezikaron of Thessaloniki between Komninon and Aristotelous Streets, in the heart of the Historic Center of Thessaloniki. This part of the road is directly related to the intense traffic in Modiano Market and the adjacent roads with intense commercial activity and historical significance. On Komninon Street are the 'Louloudadika', ( flowerist kiosks ) a typical market of the city, which used to be in direct contact with Bey Hammam, which was restored in the framework of the Thessaloniki Cultural Capital 1997. The area has increased commercial traffic during the day, adjoining the traditional markets of Vlali (Kapani) and Vatikiotis, and is located near the Ladadika area with a vibrant nightlife.

The main objective is the aesthetic and functional upgrading of the road. 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, as well as improved lighting and tree planting. The main design decision is to widen the south pavement of the road and remove most parking spaces in conjunction with the continuation of the intervention materials, design of extended seating areas and plant containers which ensures perceptual continuity and visually enlarges the space.

It is also attempting to integrate into the urban open-air areas of the historic city center.

DESIGN STUDY: KOULOUKOURIS & ASSOCIATES
STRUCTURAL DESIGN: COSTANTINOS TSAKALIDIS
MEP DESIGN: EMDC


OWNER: MUNICIPALITY OF THESSALONIKI
IMPLEMENTATION BODY: KEPA
LOCATION: THESSALONIKI
DESIGN PERIOD: 2016 - 2017
CONSTRUCTION PERIOD: 2018 - 2019
DONATION: STAVROS NIARCHOS FOUNDATION