Posted on 8 August 2014
Decline of the City
Decades of rapid growth in Athens caused infrastructural problems and a social-cultural imbalance, against a background of difficult economic circumstances. The decline of the city centre is clearly visible, low quality of life and a shortage of green in a severe environment.
One Step Beyond
Changing the heart of Athens into a true contemporary metropolitan city centre requires transformation of the city triangle into a lively and attractive part of the city. OKRA puts innovative theories of climate control, reduction of vehicular movement and programming public realm into practise with one step beyond. By creating an integrated proposal to realise a resilient, accessible and vibrant city, not just limited by its project borders, but by linking this area to its adjacent areas and therefore becoming a catalyst for the whole city. A new network of public and semi-public spaces will provide new and safe routes, creating new places where people can enjoy and ultimately, encourage new developments.
The regeneration of the city centre will strongly contribute to the change of Athens. It will improve the environment of the city plus activating the area economically.
Mixst Urbanisme, WUR, Studio 75, WSGT, Atelier Roland Jeol, LDK and NAMA