The present thesis discusses the creation of a place ordained for the trade and consumption of edibles in the city of Volos, as well as the conformation of the surrounding public space. The building location is in the city center, aiming to reduce its density and incorporate a stem of flora in the urban landscape.
Our effort concentrates on highlighting the local culture of Volos. Having detected the current problems and having chosen local producers and farmers as the place’s suppliers, we achieve its function without intermediaries, and as a further result, keeping the cost at low levels.
During the realization of this project, similar places were studied and analyzed to their notable features. There was no attempt to copy the examples, but to reflect on them, as to accomplish the maximum on designing the place in the context of Volos.
This feasting and trading multiplex will serve as a model center of encounter of the different elements that compose the heterogeneous canvas of the Greek gastronomy, focusing mainly on the wider Volos area. Farmers, cooks, institutions, visitors and connoisseurs from Greece and beyond will contribute to the cultural and economic development of the region. Our basic aspiration is to further educate the inhabitants on nutritional subjects. Relevant events and cooking lessons for children and adults will conduce to this purpose. At the same time, there’s an attempt to stress the notion of group - communal food and volunteerism. We aim to promote the local temperament and to connect healthy nutrition with enjoyment. It would be desirable for the creation of this special situation to constitute a political movement.