The present paper deals with the issue of thermal comfort in open urban spaces and presents the proposal of a bioclimatic rest-point in the city – “comfospot”.
Initially, a brief retrospection of the evolution of urban space is presented, as well as a description of the contemporary problems that it confronts - and that render it inhospitable as far as thermal comfort is concerned – such as the urban heat island effect.
Next, the issues examined are the effect of climate at the use of urban space as well as the study of thermal comfort in the urban space, with a detailed examination of parameters such as temperature, wind, radiation and urban morphology. The conclusions of these studies are being presented as well as some basic design methods.
Finally, the rest-point “comfospot”that is proposed is being described through design and photorealism, its function is being explained and the expected effects on the users’ thermal comfort are being presented.