Our thesis refers to a proposal for a linear innovation and cultural park development in the city of Volos. Project’s ambition is to constitute an organization for education, culture, applied scientific research and business initiatives promotion. It aims to the connection of technology achievements with market needs, as well to promote local culture. Affiliation and bonds with local university polytechnic school is of high importance in order to achieve synergies and beneficial results for both sides.
The site of synthesis proposal consists of the current city railway station, the adjacent dock 1 of city port and the intermediate space. Land use situation and specific urban and transport problems of study area are being analyzed. There is also a comparative analysis of the urban, residential and development impacts of the linear park development. Quotations to official state documents and studies such as city regulatory plan, and land use plan are being made in order to prove project feasibility. The architectural part of thesis consists of general master plan plots and four distinctive buildings design analysis : centre for start ups entrepreneurs, hotel SILO, naval history museum and small ships terminal station.