The thesis is about the establishment of a sports high school - sports center in the area where the old complex of Volos’ abattoirs was located. It’s an industrial complex, which today still remains abandoned in the urban fabric of the city of Volos. More specifically, the building complex is located in “Bourboulithra”, a degraded (even today) area, with minimal presence of craft industries and small residential character.
The construction of the old municipal abattoirs started in 1958 and was completed in 1961. Several years later, the building complex was declared inappropriate due to hygiene reasons. Volos’ abattoirs were moved to a new building, on the Athens Avenue, in the vicinity of Xerias (Lazou street).
The proposed intervention aims for the establishment of a school complex where the main school area is located in the center of the plot in place of the existing buildings of the abattoirs. Support spaces, such as the amphitheater and the library, are placed on the east side of the plot, while the sports facilities (gymnasium, outdoor fields and outdoor pool) on the west side of the plot. The design of the additional buildings was based on two parallel axes, allowing access to all the areas of the complex, as well as the independent functioning of the school and the sports center. As construction materials of the new buildings, met and glass will be used, resulting in lightweight structures, unlike the existing heavy structures of the abattoirs.
With the proposed intervention the upgrading, along with the further development of the area will be achieved.