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21.03.2012 / Announcements



A city centre for people

The Onassis Foundation is organizing and funding a European Architectural Competition for the creation of a new city centre, a project centered
around Panepistimiou Street

The “Re-think-Athens” project is a multifaceted intervention centered on Panepistimiou Street, extending from Amalias Avenue to Patission Street and ending at a brand new Omonoia Square. Looking for sustainable mobility, the project includes the extension of the tram line and allows for the roadside circulation of private cars and public means of transportation, while the centre becomes exceptionally pedestrian and bicycle friendly.

This project aims to:

  • Make the city centre a destination for people instead of a traffic area  for automobiles
  • Functionally, aesthetically and environmentally upgrade the city centre
  • Reinforce the commercial, administrative and financial activities of the city
  • Re-inhabit the city centre
  • Highlight the historical and cultural profile of the capital
  • Offer quality of life to all citizens

The new design of the public space will be the result of a European Architectural Competition organized and funded by the Onassis Foundation. The registration process and the technical folder of the architectural competition will be available exclusively through the website

The project will be funded with European funds designed for the support of European cities and their incorporation into networks and cultural galaxies. The project will be completed by 2015.

Let us re-think Athens!
…because there is no better way to predict the future…
than to design it ourselves!



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