Restructuring the city
Vilma Hastaoglou-Martinidis, Vilma Chastaoglou, Organismos Politistikēs Prōteuousas tēs Eurōpēs (Thessalonikē, Greece)
Andreas Papadakis, 1998 - Architecture - 247 pages
-- Thessaloniki: European Cultural Capital for 1997 and crossroads for Balkan culture and commerce.
-- Demonstrates the potential for an historic city's transformation.
One problem has confounded architects and planners for decades: how to create in existing landscapes architecture that is not only adventurous, but also respects the memory and identity already present in a place.
This volume presents all the entries, with detailed studies of all the winning designers, for redesigning the waterfront and civic axis for Thessaloniki, Greece's second city. It includes projects by world-famous architects such as Toyo Ito and Vittorio Gregotti, as well as the most exciting architects of Greece. In addition, there is an introductory essay by Vilma Hastaglou of the Organization for the Cultural Capital of Europe.