LOCATION: Thessaloniki, Greece
CLIENT: Hellenic ministry of culture (GETEM S.A. – ARXITEX S.A.)
LANDSCAPE ARCHITECT: LANDSCAPE ROIDIS – Haris Roidis Landscape Architect
SCOPE: Master Planning, Detailed Design, Construction Administration, Construction Observation
YEAR OF DESIGN: 1993
The Byzantine Museum of Thessaloniki, architectural work of the late architect Kyriakos Krokos, should be treated, as regards the planting of surroundings, with the same simplicity and architectural approach as the Museum itself. For this purpose, selected plant species were chosen from the Greek landscape and flora, which simultaneously comply with the existing pine trees at the entrance of the Museum. The design of green spaces had references to the natural environment and landscape, expressed as free geometry by acting more for the plasticity of the building volume rather than aiming to utilitarian design of greenery. Except linear plantings of pavements that functioned as shading points for pedestrians.