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ecr1.GIF (4289 bytes) Thessaloniki 1919,     restructuring of the old urban form in Thessaloniki, after the great fire.             The new plan gave the city a classical layout (axial formal geometry, diagonal streets, and monuments as focal points), a hierarchical street network, and a civic centre with the public buildings and two squares on the new Aristotelous axis. .

 

ecr2.GIF (8379 bytes) Superposition of a new pedestrianised structural system reconciliating the urban facade with the city factory between sea and city.

Transformation of the extremity of the axis, Aristotelous place, into a ‘negative’ pier, linking the two most efficient development areas of the city, the axis and the 50km long waterfront.

 

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the implantation of a new infrastructure network, intensifying congestion of the public space as its major postulate

 

ecr5.GIF (9317 bytes) The urban scene dissect the axis into a structurised city system reactivating the city center as an important attractor radiating to the other part of the city. Temporary event replace the traditionnal structure of public institutions to establish centrality.

The increasing of the surface of the axis itself, folding space to combine new programs with the particularity of the ‘urban ventile’.

 

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The central urban factory is irritated by a constant changing system of event -attractors-, recording of new programmatic and spatial requirements implanting dynamic and fluid urban spaces, programmatic fields as: the XL-PLEAT, the S-PLEAT and the CITY PLATES.