The building ground of ‘’ΥFΑΝΕΤ’’ is located at the region of Kato Toumpa at Salonica and it adjoins the roads of Perdika, Omirou, Papafi and the Konstantinidis stream. It is 19.500 square meters in area. The goal of the present research is the construction of a square via which will be achieved an urban intervention in the web of wider region with the embodiment of cultural centers, creating, in this way, areas that include the meaning of the “alive community”. On the whole, this suggestion aims at the creation of building enviroment of qualitative prescriptions and areas which provide services, so that the residents’ needs, as well as other people’s needs, for taking full advantage of spare time and reducing the need of transfer to the central areas of the town will be satisfied.
Considering that the subject of the architectural resolution was to come as close as possible to the direction of interaction and conversation with the users, as well as, the current changing culture of the surrounding city, the uses suggested are of super-local meaning, but their type and range do not, generally, change the character of the greater area. Initial aim and fundamental principle during the designing process was the attempt to create a seemingly vacuity, “slit” of the urban web which will be accessible from all the sides of the building area putting an end to the impenetrable walls and the sense of unapproachable, making, consequently, the movement flowing.
All the above goals which constituted the fundamental principles of this design led to the construction of an urban square which includes five different building units, whose shape and size was created so that the balance between building and non-building in the plot will be succeeded. Taking into consideration the place of the building ground regarding the town and its centre, the usages of the perimetric buildings and the existence of public schools at all stages (primary, high school and senior high school), we resulted in creating a cultural square which includes a fairground, a library, a museum, a building where a lot of public services will be located (KEΠ), a refreshment building as well as an underground parking.