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MVRDV Selected by the Port of Thessaloniki to Revitalise the Waterfront

Infra News - Published on Tue, 11 Feb 2020

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The Port of Thessaloniki has commissioned MVRDV to lead the evolution of the eastern part of the Greek city’s port into a modern urban environment and a multi-character major hub. The project, which will be MVRDV’s first in Greece, aims to raise the international profile of Thessaloniki and enable it to compete on the world stage. As Greece’s second-largest city and the capital of the country’s region of Macedonia, Thessaloniki has historically been an important crossroads between the Balkan states, the Aegean Sea, the Mediterranean, and the Middle East. As the central element of these connections, modernising and improving the Waterfront will be key in strengthening the city’s reputation.

MVRDV’s proposed approach to the design is an adaptive and iterative process that will define then refine the project’s goals, vision, and plan as the design progresses. This will have the effect of fostering the port-city relationship and defining the future identity of the area, with the team proposing to look at the site’s potential under different scenarios focusing on nature, recreation, culture, education, among others.

To ensure this holistic approach is achieved to the highest possible standards, MVRDV has assembled an international team of experts to address every aspect of this design challenge. We are working together with Deda & Architects and Andreas Savvidis as architect consultant. Rotterdam-based Rebel Group, Stuttgart-based Drees & Sommer, London-based firm WSP, Athens-based Enveco, and Thessaloniki-based consultant Maria Sitzoglou will also participate in the project, providing support in various aspects.

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Posted By : Yogender Pancholi on Tue, 11 Feb 2020
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