The international architectural competition has been announced
The international architectural competition for the renovation of the Thessaloniki exhibition center was announced on Tuesday 29th of September 2020, by TIF-Helexpo. By December 2020, 15 teams will be pre-selected, which will submit their proposals by May 2021, while the selection of the first prize by the international jury will take place in June 2021.
The international architectural competition was announced in accordance with the UNESCO Architectural Competition Authorities and has been placed under the auspices of the International Association of Architects (UIA). The aim is to redesign an environmentally friendly and state-of-the-art, emblematic, exhibition and conference center with the highest standards, as well as the optimal functionality of its facilities, in combination with an urban green park for use by citizens.
The new complex of exhibition and conference facilities together with the business center, is expected to play an important role in the economy of Thessaloniki, contributing to its transformation into an international business and tourist destination. The project also includes the creation of an open green space, about 60 acres, for use by the city, suitable for leisure and outdoor cultural and exhibition uses.