The geographical setting of the study area is located in the region Karagats of the city of Volos and is delimited by the torrent Anavros – the road of G. Dimou - the road Nikotsara and the high importance Regional road. The area in question could be characterized as nodal point of the city considering that Anavros connects the mountainous area of Pilion with the city and the G. Dimou is a road of supralocal importance, since it delimits in the north the wider centre of Volos city and connects the two torrents Anavros - Krausidona, i.e. the western with the eastern edge of the city centre.
Firstly, we observed that the study area is characterized as an area of solely residence use. With the exception of the G. Dimou road which is a potential local centre because of its commercial - public use. Also, the central operations of the city of Volos are concentrated on the South and the unequal distribution of uses of the land, overloads the coastal area and its parallel streets with multiple operations.
The proposal aims in the transformation of the study area in an active urban landscape constituted by residences, places of public architecture, places of green and recreation seeking the discharge of the existing city centre with the creation of a new one. The proposal includes the development of residences -office buildings – primary school - shops – parking areas and leisure areas like cafeterias, restaurants, cinemas, sport facilities - courts and sport centre. It should be mentioned that the proposed building blocks apart from residences, they include commercial shops and attribute big part for public use. Among others, a basic objective is the restoration of Anavros and the projection of its natural character. The creation of a linear square – park is suggested, parallel of the torrent, which in combination with the proposed recreational uses, will be a pleasant esplanade for residents and visitors.
The character and the shape of every planning action, is a result of the analysis and utilization of the study area’s characteristics. The aim was the creation of a pole of attraction with local and supralocal scope via a network of buildings – points of interest, placed within the limits of the reformation area. Throughout the development course of the synthetic idea, there was a need of producing an enhanced model of city centre that renounces the “suburban style and ethics”.