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  7. New Waterfront of Thessaloniki / Nikiforidis-Cuomo Architects

New Waterfront of Thessaloniki / Nikiforidis-Cuomo Architects

  • 00:00 - 11 March, 2014
New Waterfront of Thessaloniki / Nikiforidis-Cuomo Architects
New Waterfront of Thessaloniki / Nikiforidis-Cuomo Architects, ©  Prodromos Nikiforidis
© Prodromos Nikiforidis

©  Prodromos Nikiforidis ©  Prodromos Nikiforidis ©  Prodromos Nikiforidis © Ionnis Kaktis + 35

  • Architects

  • Location

    THESSALONIKI CITY CENTRE OF ARCHITECTURE, Aggelaki 13, Thessaloniki 546 21, Greece
  • Architect in Charge

    Bernard Cuomo
  • Supervision Of The Studies

    Konstantinos Belibasakis, Maria Zourna, Katerina Bletsa, Eleni Fountoulidou, Sevasti Laftsidou, Dimitris Katirtzoglou, Dimitris Sotiriadis
  • Supervision Of The Construction

    Andreas Spiliopoulos, Dimitris Tzioras, Nikolaos Mourouzidis, Ioanna Karagianni, Spiridoula Paraskeva
  • Collaborators

    I. Dova, E. Zografou, N. Karakosta, N. Biskos, S. Nikolakaki, D. Pavlopoulou, G. Skiadopoulos, F. Valsami, E. Konstantara
  • Structural

    Iakovos Lavasas, Maria Stefanouri
  • Electromechanical

    Dimitris Bozis, Panagiotis Kikidis and collaborators E.P.E., Gerasimos Kampitsis Collaborators: D. Kalofolias, D. Iliadis, A. Fouki, F. Moshopoulou, K. Deni, A. Savvopoulos
  • Geotechnical

    Evaggelos Vasilikos
  • Area

    238800.0 m2
  • Project Year

    2014
  • Photographs

Text description provided by the architects. In 2000, the Municipality of Thessaloniki launched an International Architectural Competition for the redevelopment of the New Waterfront and in 2006 the construction of the 1st prize begun. The first part (around 75800m2) was completed in 2008 and the second part (around 163000m2) started in 2011 and was completed in 2014. The total length of the New Waterfront is 3km. There are 2.353 new trees, 118.432 new plants, 58,75 acres of green spaces and 11.557m2 of playgrounds.

The New Waterfront of Thessaloniki is a linear place with relatively limited depth and big length, a fact that gives it the characteristics of a “front”, of a thin layer,  inserted on the difficult and challenging limit between land and sea, between natural and constructed landscape. The sea background of the gulf of Thessaloniki, constitutes an amazing scenery, where the ephemeral and mutable elements, create a different atmosphere each time.

© Bernard Cuomo
© Bernard Cuomo

For the waterfront of the New Waterfront, we distinguished two major characteristic areas, which set the principles for the basic choices of the proposal.

The breakwater: an ideal place for walking, without interruptions, without distractions. The “walker” is exposed to the light, to the open perspective, and has a continuous walk on the charming limit between two opposites: the stability of the massive breakwater – the instability and lucidity of the liquid element.

© Bernard Cuomo
© Bernard Cuomo

The green spaces: at the inner side of the coast, 13 green spaces were formed, as a succession of “green rooms – gardens”, each with a special thematic characteristic. The choice of this term, rooms – gardens, describes the intentions: it is about a sequence of spaces that attempt to maintain the familiar atmosphere of the private, while forming the public space. It’snotaboutbig “parks”, but “rooms” of small size that remind of the domestic gardens that existed in the area and used to reach the natural seashore, before the landfill of the coast.

Floor Plan
Floor Plan

The names of the gardens are successively:the Garden of Alexander, theGardenofAfternoonSun, theGardenofSand, theGardenofShadow, theGarden of Seasons, the Garden of Odysseas Fokas, theGardenofMediterranean, theGardenoftheSculptors, the Garden of Sound, theGardenofRoses, theGardenofMemory, theGardenofWater, the Garden of Music.

©  Prodromos Nikiforidis
© Prodromos Nikiforidis

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Location to be used only as a reference. It could indicate city/country but not exact address. Cite: "New Waterfront of Thessaloniki / Nikiforidis-Cuomo Architects" 11 Mar 2014. ArchDaily. Accessed . <https://www.archdaily.com/484899/new-waterfront-of-thessaloniki-nikiforidis-cuomo-architects/> ISSN 0719-8884
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