The objective of this thesis is the reconstruction of the commercial pier of the port of Volos and the conversion of the grain SILO to a hotel.
One of the basic characteristics of the city of Volos is its extensive seafront, which acts complementary to the residential areas of the city or has the potential of a future integration into the city.
The free open space of the pier, which now allows movement of the stevedore’s machinery, can be reconstructed so as to facilitate the expansion of the urban region by connecting the network of streets, bikeways and sidewalks to the existing infrastructures of the city. The Silo building, and thus the pier, are located at a strategic point, and form the boundary between the industrial and the urban front of the coastline.
The aim of the project development is the construction of a new residential unit with mixed uses of tourism / recreation, commerce and culture. This project will be just the beginning of a future urbanization of the central pier of the harbor, which will activate the seafront of the city and will connect the park Anavros with the urban core of Palia, by creating a network of walkways, bikeways and parks.
The transformation of Silo to a hotel unit and the development of new private and public spaces, aims to convert Volos to a metropolitan center with more recreational opportunities, and to enhance the touristic development of the city.