Ymittos Square

Best Implemented Landscape Architecture Project

About the project
The main objective of the redevelopment is the upgrade of the urban fabric and the improvement of the microclimate in the context of sustainable development, with emphasis on bioclimatic design with the use of cool materials (marble for the floor surfaces, wood, etc.).
The aim is the improvement of the microclimate of the area and the reduction: of the ambient temperature by 2°C, and of the thermal island and urban ravine phenomenon which have led to the deterioration of the microclimate in urban areas. Thus, water features were also incorporated apart from the careful selection and placement of plants adapted to the mediterranean climate

Municipality of Dafni-Ymittos, Athens, Greece

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Applicant and authors of the project
GAIORAMA and associates, Vassilis Aligiannis, Agronomist/landscape designer.
Quality provider of Landscape Design/Construction. «We transform the open space into breathtaking oases. Having worked for many decades in the Mediterranean landscape, we are well acquainted with its possibilities and limitations, making the best of its wealth and weaknesses.»
Gardens have been an integral part of greek culture and tradition and have always been appreciated as an act of civilization.Project by: Bessie Kazantza — Architect, Vassilis Aligiannis — Agronomist-Landscape Designer, Vassilis Kritikos — Consultant Arch., Zinovia Panella — Consultant Landscape Arch.

Other participants
Region of Attica: Thanos Ikonomou Arch.,
Municipality Of Dafni-Ymittos Athens: Bessie Kazantza Arch.,
Ekatel: Kostas Gkiokas Civil Eng. Construction Supervisor.