THE NEW MUNICIPAL HALL OF IOANNINA
ARCHITECTURAL IDEAS COMPETITION
Location: Ioannina, Greece
Area: 5.000 sq.m.
In colaboration with:
V. Aggelopoulou, P. Rahmatha and A. Valioti
The design proposal has taken into account the new piazza which was designed at an
earlier stage competition and unified it with the rest of the city through the main
building. A large auditorium, which was part of the brief, is situated partly
underground and its roof provides walking space thus enhancing the above relationship
between the building and the new central piazza. The building is developed into four
levels each one housing one of the main departments of the Municipality and two
underground parking levels. The facade of the building houses mechanically controlled
shading devices, which are part of the building management system. Natural light
and ventilation is also provided from sections on the roof through the central atrium
of the building.