Subject of this study is to design a medium-size conference center (501-1200 participants), in the littoral of the city of Ioannina.
Ioannina, the capital of the prefecture, is a town with rich cultural and historical heritage, called herein to demonstrate its capabilities, aiming at sustainable development and creating a strong identity.
The emergence of Ioannina city by strengthening alternative forms of tourism, such as conference tourism is a parameter that the city would be beneficial to study and aim at, as the latter has significant growth potential.
Key design goals were to create a building landmark, the correlation of both the urban front of the south side and with the natural landscape of the north, the creation of green spaces open to the city.
The central element of the composition is the centerline, created as a continiuty of the existing urban fabric shaft and connects the two large squares as well as the creation of a shelter that houses and unifies both areas of the conference center, and the central route.
Thus, the possibility of autonomous operation sections of the conference center, contributed to the nucleation, created a type of building within the building, which received the uses of the building program with separating and unifying the common areas.
The building houses an auditorium, capacity of 1000 seats and a smaller of 250 seats, conference, meetings and seminars rooms, dining rooms, a small library, as well as underground parking.
As for the construction, two building systems are created, one of the cores of the building and one of the metal roof.