Eco Planning: “green” expansion in the borders of Pylaia
Main goal of the project is planning a region of Thessaloniki (in the municipality of Pylaia) that will cover ecological, economic, social and cultural requirements. Emphasis is given on the environmental planning, that could work as a model for other future expansions. According to the proposed urban extension plan of the region and its role as an expansion area of the municipality of Thessaloniki, the project includes the design of a new residential complex on the southeastern boundary of the existing settlement, while preserving the basic existing elements as well as the natural environment of the region. The implementation of the principles of bioclimatic design contributes, among others, to the reduction of the energy needed for heating, cooling, hot water and lighting, and thus to the consumption of conventional energy, ensuring a high quality of life, energy and environmental performance.