The works for the Metro of Thessaloniki have already started. The first and only line, for the time being, starts at the New Railway
Station and stops at the Park of Nea Elvetia, running underground Egnatia Street.
The composition of this diploma concerns the creation of the metro station on the crossroads of Aggelaki and Egnatia streets known as the Syntrivani area. This is the whereabouts of the Theological school of the Aristotle University, the International fair of Thessaloniki, the Children’s Asylum and the ABC hotel, making it a popular and much frequented metro station.
The designing of the station includes a square on the level of Egnatia street where the entrances of the station, the emergency exits and the ventilators are. Besides the tow entrances to the station the new Syntrivani Square includes an elevator for people with special needs, roofed ramp as well as a footbridge which links the tow sides of the square.
The impressive sculpture of G. Zoggolopoulos remains on site while the existing northwest entrance to the International Fair (EXPO) is demolished and replaced by a new gate which allows the eye to have an open view leading to the Telecom Tower.
This way, both the station and the International Fair co-exist in a unity creatingthenewSyntrivaniSquare.