SPARCH

Re-designing the Balkan Square

Balkan Square Urban Design (with 40.22.Architects), Thessaloniki, GR

2012
1st prize, Architectural Competition
Award, Concept - Urban Planning Category, ICONIC Awards 2013

Re-designing the Balkan Square
 
The concept deals with the notion of hybrid space, time and place, as these coexist and are expressed in the Balkan Peninsula as a mixture of people, languages, religions, myths and traditions; as a mixture of colours and nature. It proposes the natural landscape as a hybrid container of multiple activities: both park and landscape and stadium and theatre, as well as an event place and a space for the enjoyment of nature. A stadium-theatre as an intense gesture creates an urban public space of size and presence and a linear promenade as a flow of movement landmarks with intense geometry.
 
CREDITS

Architectural Design: Rena Sakellaridou & Morpho Papanikolaou (SPARCH), Anastasia Papadopoulou & Vanessa Tsakalidou (40-22 Architects)

Collaborating Architects: K. Olimpios, E. Papaevangelou, Ch. Karakana, K. Toumpektsi

Students: S. Georgiou, E. Koumpli, A. Niaka

SPARCH SAKELLARIDOU / PAPANIKOLAOU ARCHITECTS / All rights reserved / 2019

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