The present thesis examines the creation of a green business cultural center in a former industrial area in Thessaloniki. A wide piece of concrete surface and certain warehouse port facilities separate the area from the sea front.
Prevalent in the area are the clear lines, the sense of abandonment as well as the movement of the professional vessels and other means of transport.
The building program includes office premises, showrooms, laboratories, museums, cultural facilities, sports/health/well-being centers, shops, hotels and restaurants/ cafeterias/ bars. The purpose of the present architectural study is the creation of a business cultural center with green areas, where different infrastructures and facilities will be housed. Such facilities are bridged in order to create a single network aimed at the entire community of the city.
The central idea of the project is the structure of four separate thematic areas along a linear pedestrian path that crosses the entire property. What is chosen is a clear demarcation of areas, of the paths, as well as the buildings with simple outlines and no redundancies. The outdoor, as well as the surrounding area contains green and water surfaces.