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Nikis Square / Dimos Moysiadis + Xaris Tsitsikas

Nikis Square / Dimos Moysiadis + Xaris Tsitsikas
Courtesy Dimos Moysiadis + Xaris Tsitsikas
Courtesy Dimos Moysiadis + Xaris Tsitsikas

Young Greek architects Dimos Moysiadis and Xaris Tsitsikas, have just shared their latest project, an architecture competition entry for the redesign of the central square in Kozani, Greece. The proposal is focusing on a redesign of the public space for hosting various social activities while composing an attractive pole for gathering people of all ages 24 hours a day. The proposed design philosophy was developed by considering the square as the kernel of social everyday life. For additional images and a brief description, follow after the break.

“Nikis Square” is a main public open air space. The built environment that defines it consists of buildings of historical significance. For example the city hall, the building of the National Bank of Greece, the oldest hotel of the city and the main church with its belfry, are some of the landmarks surrounding the square.

Courtesy Dimos Moysiadis + Xaris Tsitsikas
Courtesy Dimos Moysiadis + Xaris Tsitsikas

The clear-cut concept accent the significance of the context while it welcomes all the flows of the adjacent pedestrian roads. The monumental lining underlines the role of the space as the umbilicus of the city. The four huge triangular ramps meet each other in the lowest point. The centrality is crowned with the big fountain in the center encircled by high-pressure cloud becks. The new square becomes the means for an urban rejuvenation.

Courtesy Dimos Moysiadis + Xaris Tsitsikas
Courtesy Dimos Moysiadis + Xaris Tsitsikas

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Cite: Hank Jarz. "Nikis Square / Dimos Moysiadis + Xaris Tsitsikas" 22 Jun 2011. ArchDaily. Accessed . <https://www.archdaily.com/144632/nikis-square-dimos-moysiadis-xaris-tsitsikas/> ISSN 0719-8884
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