STUDENT STUDIOS THESSALONIKI 2017 -

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description conversion of a multiuse building into 80 student residences
category residential
location Thessaloniki, Greece
built area 4.440 m²
design team

Stephan Buerger, Demetra Katsota, Georgios Kourakos, Klelia Siska, Myrto Tsarouchi

consultants

P. Panagiotopoulos & Associates (structural engineers), Andreadis K. - Chatzisavvas G. & Associates (m/e engineers)

model

Taras Diachun

model photographs

Leonidas Kalpaxidis

project manager

Core Construction S.A.

client Valor Properties IKE
design year 2017
completion year -

The brief required the conversion of the eight-storey multiuse building in Thessaloniki into eighty fully furnished student studios with generous communal areas and two shops. The building is considered ideal for the new use, due to its central location and the spatial flexibility its concrete structure offers.

With regards to the relationship of the building to its urban context and in order to respect the continuity of the urban front, the scheme prescribes the replacement of the curtain wall façade with a new skin. The new full height, flush windows and the sliding shutters throughout the day, alter the building’s image projecting aspects of the residents’ everyday-ness.

At the level of the recently re-landscaped low speed street, the generous sash shop windows retrieve 2.20 m from the building line, in order to create an arcade as an extension of the pavement, a comfortable and protected space for outdoor sitting.

The surface of the studios ranges from 22m2 to 32m2, while of the 2 room apartments reaches 50m2. The units are designed as open plan lofts with three particular elements:

- an open, living and sleeping space,

- an external wall with a large full-height window with a sliding-openable shutter,

- an intermediate wet areas’ zone (with bathroom, kitchen and storage).

Six generous communal spaces scattered on different levels enhance -through varied activities- the social interaction between the tenants. Further communal spaces include a bike rack on the ground floor, a multi-purpose room, laundry and storage spaces in the basement.


Title Year Type Locaction Country
HOUSES A·2 2014 residential, hospitality Paros Greece
FERANT GARDEN APARTMENT 2017 residential Ljubljana Slovenia
CING LABORATORY BUILDING 2018 public Nicosia Cyprus
STUDENT STUDIOS PATRAS 2007 residential Patras Greece
PX SIX THRESHOLDS 2012 public Athens Greece
HOUSE B 2014 residential Crete Greece
HOUSE L 2016 residential, research Antiparos Greece
LANDHOTEL SILVESTAR 2016 commercial, residential, hospitality Motovun Croatia
AS IF 2014 residential, research Mykonos Greece
HOUSE E 2016 residential Artemida Greece
UNIVERSITY LIBRARY GRAZ 2015 public Graz Austria
HOUSE T 2016 residential Antiparos Greece
HOUSE H 2012 residential Corfu Greece
KURA CULTURAL CENTRE 2013 public Mingachevir Azerbaijan
THREE SPACES 2013 exhibition Athens Greece
KUBAN RIVERSIDE HOTEL 2013 commercial, hospitality Krasnodar Russia
STUDENT STUDIOS THESSALONIKI 2017 residential Thessaloniki Greece
HOUSE A+B 2008 residential Paros Greece
COOP BANK HEADQUARTERS 2012 commercial Nicosia Cyprus
PX THREE CORNERS 2012 public Athens Greece
AUSTRIAN AMBASSADOR RESIDENCE 2013 residential Athens Greece
COASTAL DOMAINS 2017 exhibition Athens Greece
ANNENHEIM CUBES 2012 residential, hospitality Treffen Austria
FERLACH TECHNICAL SCHOOL 2016 public Ferlach Austria
CASPIAN SEA RESORT 2012 public, residential, masterplan, hospitality Baku Azerbaijan
6 VOIDS: PXATHENS 2012 exhibition Venice Italy
BELGIAN EMBASSY 2009 public Athens Greece
CAUCASUS CONFERENCE CENTRE 2012 public Qabala Azerbaijan
GERMAN SCHOOL ATHENS 2017 public Athens Greece
LAKE APARTMENTS 2012 residential Bodensdorf Austria
PX ATHENS 2012 public, masterplan Athens Greece
LARNACA AGORA 2011 public Larnaca Cyprus
NOVARA ELEMENTARY SCHOOL 2018 public Vienna Austria
OFFICE A 2010 commercial Athens Greece
HBWBC SCHOOL 2010 public Vienna Austria
DASOUPOLI HIGH SCHOOL 2010 public Nicosia Cyprus
RATHAUSPARK 2009 public Vienna Austria
TOWNHOUSE K 2009 residential Nafplion Greece
VILLA W1 2008 residential Corfu Greece
HELLENIC PARLIAMENT 2008 research Athens Greece
KYRIAZI DEVELOPMENT 2008 commercial, residential Athens Greece
GERMAN DEVELOPMENT 2008 masterplan Sofia Bulgaria
SUPERSTORE V 2008 commercial Athens Greece
MELINA PAVILION 2007 exhibition Athens Greece
GLEISDORF DEVELOPMENT 2007 residential Gleisdorf Austria
HELEXPO PAVILION 2007 exhibition Thessaloniki Greece
VILLA S 2006 residential Vienna Austria
VERTICAL ATTICA 2006 masterplan, research Attica Greece
SCHLOSSMUSEUM 2006 public Linz Austria
EXHIBITION 102x 2006 exhibition Athens Greece
HOUSE M 2004 residential Athens Greece
SKYWALK BRIDGE 2004 public Vienna Austria
HELLENIKON PARK 2004 masterplan Athens Greece
DARNITSA DEVELOPMENT 2003 commercial Kiev Ukraine
TRANSITIONAL INTERSTICES 2003 residential Ano Liosia Greece