The main subject of the project was «Kitrini arothiki» (the yellow warehouse), a historic building for the city of Volos. This building is laying in the center of the city, at the crossing of Vassani str. and Gazi str. It is consisted of the basement, the ground floor and four more floors above that. Its total area is 6.250 m2.
The project concerns about the restoration and re-use of the building and the setting of the adjacent privately owned lots placed on Gazi, Krittski, Konstanta and Vassani str. . The intention of the creation of the yellow warehouse’s square has as a result the demolition of the one floor buildings of these lots . This attempt will contribute to the creation of an open public space in the area and to the designation of the existing building and the new installations that are suggested to be built, will rise this areas significance .
The suggested use of these buildings is perfectly compatible with the style and architecture of an industrial building and are conformable with aspects of the city authorities. The suggested use is the same with the suggested ones for the municipal historical center. The study of the municipal historical center has already been approved and it is about to be implemented.
During the process of this study there has been an comprehensive historical documentation and detection of the faces of the building process, detection of the pathology of the building and an analytic planning of present state.
The proposal of the restoration and re- use of the building is based on the conclusions of this research and respects the main characteristics of the existing building. The new constructions are unobtrusive as it concerns their style, architecture and color so as to declare the historical meaning of the existing building as a monument. One of the main aspects is that this project is based on reality and is accomplishable.