March 22, 2002

The North West Thessaloniki Development Agency invited Boeri Studio to develop a masterplan for the territory known as “North West Arc”; this area includes 11 municipalities around Thessaloniki (Greece).

The project assumed that the priority for NWT was not a masterplan, but a strategy of development. Seven major issues were addressed: complementarity, Balkan Gate, Distripark, the barracks, diversity calling, mobility, working. Each strategic issue implies: an analysis of possibly inter connecting scenarios; identification of specific issues of intervention and goals; definition of procedures, such as: actors to involve, phasing and financing aspects. A limited but visible practical action, which should happen as soon as possible as a sample of a strategy for the area.

Project information

location: Thessaloniki, Greece
commission: Guidelines for North West Thessaloniki strategic plan
year: 2002
client: N.W.T. Thessaloniki Developement Agency
built area:

Architectural Design:
BOERISTUDIO (Stefano Boeri, Gianandrea Barreca, Giovanni La Varra)

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