Public Space


The configurations in the public space are divided into three different scales. The first includes areas of large-scale hyperlocal interest, the second refers to areas of medium-scale local interest (squares, pedestrian streets, parks) and the last microscale projects that concern the entire intermediate public space that brings together the large and medium-scale areas. The Charter of Pedestrians' Rights (resolution in the European Parliament in 1988), the Copenhagen Declaration (text adopted at the 1996 General Assembly of Car-Free Cities) and the Status Erupttal Access Charter (as adopted by the European Council of Transport Ministers in 1999) provided important directions to be incorporated into the design of outdoor spaces.The limitation of the surfaces occupied by the car, the expansion of the surfaces that concern pedestrians, the safe presence and movement of children and disabled people in public spaces, the integration of the traffic networks of cyclists, the increase of green surfaces, the proper management of parking issues, the choices of bioclimatic materials and structures and finally the detailed design are the basic principles for the implementation of studies of public spaces. Our office has been thoroughly involved in public space projects at all design scales, more specifically our office provides services for :
 
  • Urban regeneration
  • Design of parks, squares and sidewalks
  • Small-scale urban design guides

The members of our office have participated and distinguished themselves in many architectural competitions on issues of configurations of public spaces. Several of these works have been exhibited and published. Our multidisciplinary team includes surveyors, landscape architects, phytosmen, light arts and energy consultants.

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Relevant Projects

  • Landscaping of outdoor activities

    Landscaping of outdoor activities

    Client : Metropolitan Park "Antonis Tritsis"
    Location : Tower of Vasilissis / West Metropolitan Athens
    Design : 2021
    Design team : Manolis Votsis, Antonis Krasas, Anna Petraki
  • Restoration of the damages caused by the earthquakes of 2014 in a part of the port of the city of Argostoli

    Restoration of the damages caused by the earthquakes of 2014 in a part of the port of the city of Argostoli

    Client : Ministry of Infrastructure and Transport/ Directorate of Port & Building Infrastructure
    Location : Argostoli of Cephalonia
    Design : 2015
    Design team : Manolis Votsis, Philippos Gerontakis, Dimitra Bouga, Antonis Krasas
  • Eleftherias Square regeneration

    Eleftherias Square regeneration

    Participation in a Panhellenic Architectural Competition
    Client : Municipality of Thessaloniki
    Location : Thessaloniki
    Design : 2013
    Design team : Manolis Votsis, Antonis Krasas, Kiki Grevia, Christina Parakente
  • Kapnergati square regeneration

    Kapnergati square regeneration

    Entry in a Panhellenic Architectural Competition
    Client : Municipality of Kavala
    Location : Kavala
    Design : 2007
    Design team : Manolis Votsis, Dimitra Bouga, Ioulia Drouga, Natassa Fouskokolaki, Niki Georgoulia
  • Entry in a Panhellenic Architectural Competition
    Client : Municipality of Kavala
    Location : Kavala
    Design : 2007
    Design team : Manolis Votsis, Dimitra Bouga, Ioulia Drouga, Natassa Fouskokolaki, Niki Georgoulia
  • Regeneration of the Faliro area

    Regeneration of the Faliro area

    Entry in a Panhellenic Architectural Competition
    Client : Municipality of Kavala
    Location : Kavala
    Design : 2007
    Design team : Manolis Votsis, Dimitra Bouga, Natassa Fouskokolaki, Evi Frangedaki
  • Nikotsara square regeneration

    Nikotsara square regeneration

    Entry in a Panhellenic Architectural Competition
    Client : Municipality of Kavala
    Location : Kavala
    Design : 2007
    Design team : Manolis Votsis, Dimitra Bouga, Natassa Fouskokolaki, Evi Frangedaki
  • Square regeneration

    Square regeneration

    Client : Municipality of Gargaliani
    Location : Tragana of Messinia
    Design : 2005
    Design team : Μanoilis Votsis, Philippos Gerontakis, Dimitra Bouga, Antonis Krasas

  • Regeneration of the Agios Nikolaos plateau

    Regeneration of the Agios Nikolaos plateau

    Client : Municipality of Gargaliani
    Location : Gargalianoi of Messinia
    Design : 2005
    Design team : Manolis Votsis, Philippos Gerontakis, Dimitra Bouga, Antonis Krasas
  • Regeneration of the western entrance

    Regeneration of the western entrance

    Client : Municipality of Gargaliani
    Location : Tragana of Messinia
    Design : 2005
    Design team : Μanoilis Votsis, Philippos Gerontakis, Dimitra Bouga, Antonis Krasas
  • Regeneration of Briskios Municipal Library of Gargaliana park

    Regeneration of Briskios Municipal Library of Gargaliana park

    Client : Municipality of Gargaliani
    Location : Gargalianoi of Messinia
    Design : 2004
    Design team : Manolis Votsis, Philippos Gerontakis, Dimitra Bouga, Antonis Krasas
  • Regeneration of the city center common areas

    Regeneration of the city center common areas

    Acquisition in a Panhellenic Architectural Competition
    Client
    : Municipality of Ioannina
    Location : Ioannina
    Design : 2004
    Design team : Μanolis Votsis, Philippos Gerontakis, Ioulia Drouga, Kiki Grevia, Panita Karamanea

  • Cyprus Square regeneration

    Cyprus Square regeneration

    Client : Community of Nea Penteli
    Location : Nea Penteli
    Design : 2003
    Design team : Manolis Votsis, Philippos Gerontakis, Panita Karamanea
  • Agios Sillas square regeneration

    Agios Sillas square regeneration

    Client : Community of Nea Penteli
    Location : Nea Penteli
    Design : 2003
    Design team : Manolis Votsis, Philippos Gerontakis, Panita Karamanea
  • Ship ticket offices and waiting area for passengers

    Ship ticket offices and waiting area for passengers

    Client : Port Fund of Aegina
    Location : Ag.Marina of Aegina
    Design : 2002
    Design team : Manolis Votsis, Philippos Gerontakis, Dimitra Bouga, Ioulia Drouga
  • Landscaping of surrounding area of the Church of the Assumption

    Landscaping of surrounding area of the Church of the Assumption

    Client : Municipality of Medea
    Location : Merbakas, Argolida
    Design : 2001
    Design team : Manolis Votsis, Philippos Gerontakis, Ioulia Drouga
    Cooperation with the Office : S.Mamaloukos -A.Kamboli & Associates
  • National Resistance Square regeneration

    National Resistance Square regeneration

    Second Prize in a Panhellenic Architectural Competition
    Client : Municipality of Ilioupoli
    Location : Ilioupoli
    Design : 2001
    Design team : Manolis Votsis, Philippos Gerontakis, Ioulia Drouga
  • Central square and shopping center regeneration

    Central square and shopping center regeneration

    Second Prize in a Panhellenic Architectural Competition
    Client : Municipality of Orestiada
    Location : Orestiada
    Design : 2000
    Design team : Manolis Votsis, Antonis Krasas, Ageliki Galati, Christina Galifianaki, Tzeni Bournazou
  • Syntagma Square regeneration

    Syntagma Square regeneration

    Entry in a Panhellenic Architectural Competition
    Client : Ε.Α.Χ.Α.
    Location : Αthens
    Design : 1999
    Design team : Manolis Votsis, Michalis Karavas, Elena Kouri, Ioulia Drouga, Panita Karamanea
  • Main square and included streets regeneration

    Main square and included streets regeneration

    Honourable Mention in a Panhellenic Architectural Competition
    Client : Municipality of Markopoulo
    Location : Markopoulo
    Design : 1998
    Design team : Manolis Votsis, Tasos Gousis, Michalis Karavas, Elena Kouri
  • Omonia square regeneration

    Omonia square regeneration

    Entry in a Panhellenic Architectural Competition
    Client : Ε.Α.Χ.Α.
    Location : Athens
    Design : 1998
    Design team : Manolis Votsis, Philippos Gerontakis, Michalis Karavas, Elena Kouri, Ioulia Drouga, Panita Karamanea, Irene Kantiani
  • Monastiraki square regeneration

    Monastiraki square regeneration

    Third Prize in a Panhellenic Architectural Competition
    Client : Ε.Α.Χ.Α.
    Location : Athens
    Design : 1998
    Design team : Manolis Votsis, Philippos Gerontakis, Michalis Karavas, Elena Kouri, Ioulia Drouga, Panita Karamanea, Irene Kantiani
  • Renovation of the facades of the building block that encloses Alatza Imaret

    Renovation of the facades of the building block that encloses Alatza Imaret

    Second Acquisition in a Panhellenic Architectural Competition
    Client : O.C.C.E. Thessaloniki 97
    Location : Thessaloniki
    Design : 1997
    Design team : Manolis Votsis, Vasso Agorastiridou, Nikos Valatsos, Aglaia Skoura
  • Landscaping of the surrounding area of the monumental ensemble of the Twelve Apostles

    Landscaping of the surrounding area of the monumental ensemble of the Twelve Apostles

    Honourable Mention in a Panhellenic Architectural Competition
    Client : O.C.C.E. Thessaloniki 97
    Location : Thessaloniki
    Design : 1997
    Design team : Manolis Votsis, Vasso Agorastiridou, Nikos Valatsos, Aglaia Skoura
  • Reconstruction of the Pier of Agios Nikolaos

    Reconstruction of the Pier of Agios Nikolaos

    Acquisition in a Panhellenic Architectural Competition
    Client : Port Fund of Patras
    Location : Patra
    Design : 1997
    Design team : Manolis Votsis, Tasos Gousis, Michalis Karavas, Elena Kouri