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 How is the term holiday defined today? Holiday is a gener- al term. For centuries it has referred to the period of time when a person stops working. Conversely, tourism is a special serum. Since the beginning of the 19th century it has been a holiday activity that fulfills a certain period of time in a special way. Contrary to what the modern typology of leisure admits, reducing tourism to a general concept and holidays to a special concept. (Urbain 2000, 19)

 Based on social tourism, sustainability and the substantial strengthening of the local community, we will try to investigate the way in which holidays are carried out in places of thermal interest of the past, today and a visionary tomorrow. Provisions for social tourism are today, for developed countries, an obligation of the state. A necessary condition for the development of social tourism is the existence of an active Social State and the creation/ maintenance of the appropriate infrastructure and reconstruction.

 The public tourist complex in Loutra of Kythnos, consisting of the Xenia hotel, the hydrotherapy center and two
thermal springs, is chosen as the object of research and design proposal.

 Loutra is a seaside traditional settlement of Kythnos in the Complex of Cyclades. It is located in the north-eastern part of the island and owes its name to the hot springs, which were known since the Roman period for their beneficial properties.

 The aim of the work is the proposal of a functional hydrotherapy complex, with bath and hotel facilities. Both the architectural and the programming axis revolve around the development of an economic and energy ecosystem that works for the benefit of the citizens, while at the same time it is an essential step in the development of local autonomy.

Supervisor: Lykourioti Iris

Reference Number: 988


 Life in the city of Athens and the densely built building block with the dominant role of the Polykatoikia, completely occupying every side, without any margin of empty, free, common space. What could contribute to decongesting it while maintaining all its programmatic and functional content, offering residents more than a standard balcony? This dissertation focuses on the importance of the courtyard and the garden and how these will be re-incorporated into habitation within the dense urban fabric. Derived from traditional architecture, as mainly functional spaces of contact and associations, are a reference element for the elaboration, attending the need for more greenery, the inadequacy of open spaces, long time problems of the city that the recent sanitary treaty has emphatically brought back. The absence of having such a common space of reference and interaction, destination or goal, raises questions as to whether it is one of the reasons that in conditions of urban densification, contact between neighbors was given over to randomness and discretion. Approaching the building block as a whole, this study envisions possible responses to issues of wider urban life and a new model of housing development. Through a multilateral process of research and proposal it seeks ways to transform the city square into a residential community, in the area of Votanikos questioning state will and laws that repeatedly have been revised, for a green conversion. In addition, it aspires to adequately utilize and give a substantial role to vulnerable areas of the typical building block while urging city life to enter, ensuring more free space and promoting the creation and preservation of a communal green pocket. At the level of the horizontal property, it rediscovers the private garden, bringing back the primal contact with nature and soil and the decongestion that this entails, ultimately contributing to a more qualitative urban living condition.

Supervisor: Paniyiris Costis

Reference Number: 987


 The aim of this study is to investigate how an abandoned complex of industrial-industrial activities inside the city of Volos can be transformed/transformed into a field-core of new active social intersection of functions-services. The important new proposal is based on the observation that the design of rental accommodation for a certain period of time does not allow the personalization (freedom of handling-behaviour) of the space. My intention is to create hybrid flexible-flexible spaces where the interaction between visitors-temporary residents, and resident-workers in spaces designed for work will be encouraged. Provided the preservation-rehabilitation of the existing clusters of buildings, their reuse and their essential composition with the existing free areas-empties of the plot were studied. My study and the designed proposal are decisive in upgrading the city's identity. It focuses on the reuse and activation of the inactive industrial space-plot and its integration into the urban fabric, as it will now contain new uses, compatible and necessary for the city. Issues of space-relationships such as connectivity, sustainability, energy-food autonomy that can be developed in it and many other remnants of industrial history. Forming the core of the proposal, as the transition from political inactivity to research-design action is sought. The center as a space of integrated design is proposed to be integrated into the new approaches of the local-hyperlocal paradigm of collective relations by rekindling life in the previously abandoned industrial complex.

Supervisor: Remy Nicolas

Reference Number: 993


 In this thesis entitled ''Open juvenile detention centre of Volos'' the design of an ''open'' type juvenile prison is presented. The existing juvenile detention centre is ''closed'' and is located in the city of Volos, in the Chiliadousarea.

 The architecture of the “open” prison is characterised by reduced security levels, freely developing building organisation, privacy gradation and movement reinforcement. The structure is composed of accommodation, staff and common function buildings. Programmatic functions include the dining hall, Amphitheatre, gymnasium, library, classrooms and chapel.

 The new correctional typology is being implemented in Northern European countries and in America and is proving to be effective in bringing about successful correction, with smooth and largely permanent reintegration of individuals into society.

 As far as the detainees are concerned, they are juveniles, of the same sex and with varying degrees of delinquency.

 Through this proposal, an attempt is made to incorporate a modern prison typology in our country, aiming to optimize the correction of juveniles and their reintegration into society.

Supervisor: Manolidis Kostas

Reference Number: 991


 The purpose of my project is the regular theoretical and design analysis and answer to the question “How can an integrated-functional micro-dwelling be designed to be produced by an industrial method “en masse”.

 Each residence is usually customized or needs to follow exactly the needs or desires of its occupant. The proposed construction, the result of study, technical negotiation, and design economic-ecological options, can be mass-produced, in individual discrete parts and then assembled with a simple technical “in-line” process. The fluctuation of its height, the alternative ways of supplying and storing water and energy (gas, electricity) as studied and designed provide autonomy for a period of 8-10 days and allow it to be placed on gentle ground slopes, different landscapes-places, protecting the /the resident from excessive weather conditions. The complete and accurate design proposal - placement of devices, systems, storage spaces, mechanisms, allow the temporary comfortable accommodation of additional people.

 The study resulted in the comprehensive critical description of the idea for the possible synthesis of integrated even forms where the inventions of modern technical culture are combined in the industrial production of housing units, with limited, ecologically sufficient, cost, and standardized, flexible in variations construction. The technical-aesthetic tactics of composition of all the individual elements that make up the complete housing unit were examined and described.

Supervisor: Stylidis Iordanis

Reference Number: 998


 The Library is a place of study and discovery. It is also a very important part of the educational process since many students visit it at regular intervals to read or search for knowledge material. It is yet another place to exchange ideas and broaden intellectual horizons.

 There are 5 libraries operating in the city of Volos. However, for the better service of the readers and due to the creation of the new building for electrical engineers and computer engineers, it is considered appropriate to constructanother building which will house the university library.

 This new building will be located just outside the city of Volos in a quiet neighborhood and close to the university institutions for the convenience of the students. The building will have two stories with two entrances. The central architectural element of the building can be considered the grand staircase, which is located near the entrance.The grand staircase, in addition to the role of joining the two levels of the building, is offered, thanks to its large width, as a meeting place for students (like an informal hangout) where they can sit and chat or read. The building will also have an exhibition space, reading rooms, canteen and shops on the ground floor. Finally, it is worth noting that the building has a strong influence from the FIX brewery building in Athens, designed and implemented by the architect Takis Zenetos

Supervisor: Kanarelis Theoklis

Reference Number: 994


 The rapid urbanization of the past decades and the increase of the built environment have changed the relationship of the city with the natural environment.The economic crisis of recent years has degraded the role of free public spaces, with the result that life in cities is now disconnected from it.This fact became even more noticeable with the onset of the covid-19 pandemic, where the limited time away from home highlighted the importance of such spaces both quantitatively and qualitatively.

 Although the creation of green spaces in the densely structured urban fabric is difficult, there are not a few places and buildings that lie unused, depriving them of the possibility to cover uses and functions that satisfy the needs of modern society.In the present situation, we are taking advantage of the opportunity to utilize the neglected and time-worn plot of land of the ATHOE industrial Volos.

 Therefore, our proposal stems from the need to create a green, public space in the urban fabric that meets the demands of modern lifestyles.The proposed intervention aims to create a modern urban park, open to the city, upgrading both the city itself and the lives of its inhabitants.It seeks to reproduce an active nature, an active soil that will regenerate a deserted space, with the periodicity of nature as the protagonist in dialogue with the traces of the past that led to its decline.

Supervisor: Mitroulias Giorgos

Reference Number: 996


 The creation of a bee garden within the urban plan would make the society of humans and bees to  coexist. The purpose of this existence would be to raise awareness and inform people about the value of the small insect both for himself and for the planet. Through a specially designed route, related to the information and the value of the balance between the human species and the genus Apis Mellifera, the bees, from a simple insect that is usually a "threat" to humans, will be able to turn into a of the most important creatures to him.
 The Garden of Bees is located south of Nea Paralia of Thessaloniki, on the border of the municipality of Thessaloniki and Kalamaria. The choice of the specific plot is due to its central position, as it is already a passage and continuation of the two beach fronts of the two municipalities.
 The design of the Bee Garden concerns both humans and bees. The creation of specially shaped parts of the garden limit the bee to a specific part of the garden. In this way, the visitor can either be an external observer of the world of bees or enter it. Inside the Garden, a path is created along which there are specially constructed architectural structures for the purpose of informing and observing the bees.

Supervisor: Mitroulias Giorgos

Reference Number: 990