The project involves the combined design of a train station and a port at the city of Volos. It also involves the re-design and re-planning of the wharf on which the structure is plant (the existent commercial wharf). The space is utilized in benefit of the city accommodating various public activities as hotel, conference center, office.
An important part of the composition is the big open space which is a section point between the park blocks of the city hall area and old station area, and divides the building horizontally, creating two separate zones. The station zone and the the one less public, which accommodates the conference hall and the office space, while the hotel is situated on the torsion of the open space plan (where it turns to convert into the building’s roof).
During the research, it was discovered that most of the modern European stations tend to gather a combination of transport, such as train, underground, ship, etc, aiming the reduce of the travel time and the convenience of the passengers. Furthermore, regarding the city of Volos, it favors the unification of the city center with the old city and creates park space and potential development westwards.
Morphologically and structurally, the design affiliates organic pylons into an orthogonal volume without breaking it apart. They serve the vertival movement inside the building, the illumination, in some case activities (exhibition space, amphitheater), but at the same time they constitute the main building structure.