This present bachelor’s thesis concerns the regeneration of an area in the centre of Thessaloniki. Within this frame, the creation of a square and an area of greenery are attempted also the erection of a Museum for Industrial Product Design as well as a building-centre of Creativity.
The site chosen consists of a triangular spaced space which has been used as a parking lot and the entrance to the existing blocks of flats.
This complex idea is implemented in three stages.
Firstly, the upgrading of the area is undertaken with the creation of a square at a central location of the site and the placement of greenery in two large sections. The first one is found in front of the block of flats in Licemahou Kaftatzoglou Road and the second one at the spot where Karamanli Avenue joins with Gr. Lampraki Road.
The second stage concerns the erection of a Museum of Industrial Product Design. This venture is done for the sheltering of an appreciable collection which was brought together on the private initiative of Mr Delialis Stergios, which has remained without shelter for twenty years. The collection today consists of more than 3.000 20th century, representative objects of industrial design. The designing of the museum consists of two basic bulks made of concrete which are united through a section “bridge”, whereas large surfaces are covered by glass.
The final stage of this project is the erection of a centre of creativity at the point of the site where Kaftatzoglou Road is joined with Karamanli Avenue. This building is an annex to the Polytechnic School, however it functions as an auxiliary wing, to the museum. It has been created with the rationale of ramps and gives the impression of two separate buildings which one touches the other. The basic uses of the buildings include exhibition halls, an amphitheatre, workshops and a café restaurant. Our aim is to stimulate the interest of the public in the object of industrial design and to produce areas of creative activities, where university students as well as the general public will participate in.