The area chosen between the streets Chaidou - Sekeri - Alamanas belongs to the Old City of Volos and is located opposite the Polytechnic School of the University of Thessaly.
The complex of buildings consists of six individual buildings which formerly used to be warehouses, workshops and small industries and were low industrial/ craft buildings of the last century. Based on the above two criteria, namely the location and the “architecture” of buildings, they were selected to be studied in order to formulate and were modified to accommodate integrated facilities of the graduate programme of the Department of Architecture School of the University of Thessaly.
It is a study which reconstructed old buildings both internally and externally. Additionally, spaces were created which are suitable to accommodate all the activities and needs of such an educational level. In the first phase of the study, we maintained the volume of the buildings that defined the main floor plan. Thus, in the ground floor of the main building we meet the place which houses presentations and reports. This building provides two smaller rooms that are suitable for students’ meetings and lectures.
On the other side of the complex, there are laboratories of the graduate programme of the Architecture Faculty, consisting of a smelter, carpentry, computer room, printer room, laser-cut, 3D plotter and clerical facilities.
In the background there is the staff room and the information desk.
At the back of those public utilities, there exist accommodation facilities for both the students and the teachers. These can be found at the four storey towering building. This change from public to private use is indicated somehow by the different kinds of materials.
Advancing the construction, the roof created over the rooms of computers and printers as well as other spaces, lined nine equal constructions that are places for individual study desks of diplomatic works of students.
These places are protected from the sun and rain by a shelter. The shelter was constructed from metal surfaces, which were found in this place, trying on the one hand to refer to the past use of this site and on the other hand to convey an atmosphere of used, worn and aged.