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International Summer workshop: TOURISM HABITAT, the Re-Use of the Abandoned Xenia Hotel in Tsagarada, Pelion

Monday, August 30th – Saturday, September 4th
Department of Architecture, University of Thessaly

The workshop ‘Tourism Habitat. The Re-use of the Abandoned Xenia Hotel in Tsagarada, Pelion’ will focus on the case-study of the Xenia Hotel in Tsagarada, on the Pelios Mountain, designed in 1957 by Charalampos Sfaellο(1914-2004) that since 2000 has been in a state of abandonment. Participants will investigate new strategies of temporary dwelling, that should be flexible and inclusive and that, at the same time, should pay attention to the specific climatic and environmental conditions of a certain place, envisioning future scenarios for tourism as well as to challenge the possibility of the re-use of abandoned buildings.

Download the poster and the programme.

Greek and English

Research Programme Framework
S.O.L.E.H. (Sustainable Operation Low-cost Energy for Hotels)
Innovative tools and Guidelines for the Sustainable Renovation of Hotel Buildings
POR-FES 2014-2020 [DGR 1463/2019]

University Partners
Università degli Studi di Padova, Università Iuav di Venezia, University of Thessaly

Company Partners
ANCE Padova, Assidustria Veneto Centro, Achab Srl, Bortoletto Serramenti Srl, Contec Ingegneria Srl, Fondazione Fenice, Foréma, Steam Srl

The workshop is open to students from Greece and Abroad, in particular to:

  • Undergraduate students at the 4th and 5th years of Schools of Architecture in Greece
  • Postgraduate and PhD students
  • Young professionals that obtained their diploma not later that 3 years ago

To participate please send an e-mail to with the following information before July 30th: (REGISTRATION CLOSED)

  1. Name and Surname
  2. Date of Birth
  3. Your status
  4. School of reference/Affiliation
  5. E-mail
  6. Mobile phone

The selection will be in order of registration until the available positions will be completed. Selected students will be announced before August 10th.



Certification of participation
A certificate of participation will be released to all the participants of the workshop.