Hellinikon Metro Park

Client: The City of Athens in Greece

Parks Studio, Environmental Design Studio, Public Works Studio, Urban Design Studio

Athens, Greece; 200 hectares. The Hellinikon Metropolitan Park is a 200-hectare landscape of cultural…

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Athens, Greece; 200 hectares.

The Hellinikon Metropolitan Park is a 200-hectare landscape of cultural and natural beauty, located outside of Athens, Greece. Primarily located on the grounds of the Hellinikon former airport and the site for the 2004 Olympics it is bordered by Hymettus Mountains to the east, a golf course to the south and the Saronic Gulf on the west side. The new parks basic structure is organized by the wavy crossing road and three pedestrian axes that traverse the site. Two of them are reused thin sections of the international and domestic runways. The third is a new pedestrian spine connecting the new shopping mall nearest the mountains through the park and village and to the beach. These three lines meet and form a triangle that is the existing location for the 2004 Olympic games symbol, a new museum and a grand plaza. This is the nexus point and heart of the park. The park is divided both in terms of landscaping and uses, indoor or outdoor, in different precincts. Each one will have its unique landscape character with a seamless transition from one to the other, that will finally contribute to the creation of a uniform strong Greek landscape identity for the Park. These distinct areas will host sport uses, art and exhibitions, education centers, agriculture and of course leisure

Services Rendered

  • Landscape Architecture
  • Area Plans
  • Character and Theming
  • Conceptual Design
  • Design Guidelines
  • Habitat Conservation