The present architectural design of the drawings concerns the erection of the new Town Hall of the Municipality of Ioannina and was elaborated on the basis of the data provided by the relevant departments of the Municipality of Ioannina.
The new Town Hall will be erected on a plot of 5,990 square meters, located in the center of the city of Ioannina. The main factors determining the architectural design of the building in this proposal were:
The decision not to resolve the building with a basic volume in which all the services are developed but with individual volumes whose relationship will create interesting qualities in the free spaces between the volumes.
The intention that the building be absolutely “public” and permeable, in the sense of free and permanent access of citizens to it. At the same time the building had to meet the safety rules and seamless operation that requires a public building of such use without discounts to the basic principle of full performance of the building in the city
On the basis of the above, the new Town Hall of the Municipality of Ioannina develops around a central square that has access from round streets.
All buildings are placed parallel or nearly parallel to the streets surrounding the plot, achieving the visual continuity of the urban fronts. The whole of the Town Hall is permeable and accessible, while its internal areas are a continuation of the communal areas of the city.