The area was chosen due to its proximity to the campus of the faculty of Engineering. The plot is located on “Athinon” Avenue at the border between the districts of “Neapoli” and “Palaia”.
The purpose of this study is to further upgrade and develop these two districts of the city of Volos, by creating a complex that serves both the students of the local University as well as the residents of these two districts. The city of Volos accommodates every year a large number of students and the existing dormitory has the ability to house only 40 of them. The idea is to create a space that would offer both housing for the students as well as serve other uses accessible to all residents of the nearby area.
The main goal was the dormitories to have an orientation towards the river of “Krafsidona” so that the rooms have the best possible view and to be oriented towards the "quiet" side of the plot. The wings of the rooms join together following the lines of the plot, and in conjunction with the auxiliary buildings "embrace" the plot by creating two internal free spaces (green and concentration areas).
In the first auxiliary building on the face towards the “Athenon” Avenue, commercial uses are mainly placed (shops, offices, etc.) to attract and to the facilitate public access, as well as some facilities intended to serve students such as laundry, bookstore and restaurant . The second building, on the corner of “Heiden” and “Alamanas” street, student areas such as cafeteria, playroom are placed as well as a terrace-concentration area whose roof is united with the roof of the main building, unifying them architecturally.
Each dorm room is 6,5m x 3,5m and will include: