Architectural study – proposal for Maritime public transportation of Thessaloniki
The primary idea comes from‘Vardar’; the prevailing North / Northwesterly wind that has been influencing the city’s history and shipping activity till today. In each station the required facilities are enclosed in a titanium /glass volume that represents the nature of a floating vessel in the broader concept of shipping. The canopy surrounding this volume reflects the city in which the ship ‘anchors’. The material of the canopy changes in each station so that it reflects the character of that part of the city’s seafront. The volume that ‘crosses’ the city and ‘directs’ the ship represents Thessaloniki’s strong prevailing wind; the Vardar. This element remains unchanged at North / Northwesterly direction in each station.