Dafni Dimitriadi

Dafni Dimitriadi is a student of Architecture at Aristotle University of Thessaloniki, Greece. Her numerous experiences in participating in architectural competitions have helped her understand the importance of research and design. She is interested in building and urban design restoration and aims to continue her studies in order to gain more knowledge related to these fields. She is an active volunteer and has participated in many interesting projects, including Open House Thessaloniki. She currently lives in Thessaloniki and through her blogs aims to explore developments associated with architecture and urban design.

Thessaloniki’s Metro: A Dream Come True?

by Dafni Dimitriadi

Thessaloniki’s Metropolitan Railway is one of the most controversial projects in Greece. Almost a decade after the construction of the subway in Athens, it was Thessaloniki’s turn to be upgraded in terms of public trans... Read article

Nightlife in Neglected Areas: A Recipe for Successful Upgrades in Thessaloniki, Greece

by Dafni Dimitriadi

As the years pass, there are certain areas in every city that tend to be neglected. But what happens when the nightlife industry intrudes in those areas and changes their whole vibe? This is exactly the case for Valaori... Read article

Ano Poli, Thessaloniki: The Charm of Architectural Integrity

by Dafni Dimitriadi

In almost every city, there is a specific area that everyone visits to spend hours just walking, taking photos, and relaxing. Can it be a coincidence that this area almost in every city is the so-called “old town?” In T... Read article

How Skate Parks Can Transform Urban Areas

by Dafni Dimitriadi

Nowadays, skateparks seem to be the new form of the traditional town squares we all remember visiting during our childhood and adolescence years. It’s not surprising that more and more people gather in this type of park ... Read article

Green Schoolyards and Their Effect on Education: Thessaloniki, Greece

by Dafni Dimitriadi

It is really disappointing that every time we think of schools, a rigid, concrete structure comes to mind. Even in kindergarten, some of us remember playing inside the building, rather than enjoying a large green play... Read article

St. Sophia’s Street in Thessaloniki, Greece: A Pedestrian Zone?

by Dafni Dimitriadi

Thessaloniki, Greece is a city with numerous beautiful spots, great architecture, and a long history. However, many current problems in the city have occurred due to modern style of life. For example, there is a sign... Read article

Open House Thessaloniki 2013 – A Great Success

by Dafni Dimitriadi

A few months ago, I was walking in Thessaloniki, Greece when I noticed some really eye-catching “Open House Thessaloniki” posters all over the city. I wasn’t familiar with this particular project, so as soon as I re... Read article

Lack of Green Spaces? Pocket Parks are the Solution

by Dafni Dimitriadi

When one thinks of a park, one usually imagines a large plot full of trees in the centre of the city with routes for walking or jogging, and shaded sitting areas where people can enjoy the fresh breeze during the hot sum... Read article

Six “Plus-One” Public Buildings: The Cultural Diversity of Thessaloniki, Greece

by Dafni Dimitriadi

Thessaloniki, Greece has a rich history. Early Christian and Byzantine monuments, churches, and public buildings, with neoclassical and Baroque architecture, all contribute to the formation of a culturally diverse urban ... Read article

Welcome to the New Cultural Coast of Thessaloniki, Greece

by Dafni Dimitriadi

In the last decade, many architectural projects have come to fruition in Thessaloniki, Greece. One that particularly stands out, and has a special place in many young people’s hearts, is the regeneration of the central p... Read article

An Architectural Challenge: White Tower Square in Thessaloniki, Greece

by Dafni Dimitriadi

When one thinks of Thessaloniki, Greece, often the first thing that comes in mind is the White Tower, a monument that was  built around 1450 and today has become the city’s landmark. This is why the regeneration of t... Read article

The New “Boardwalk Empire” in Thessaloniki, Greece

by Dafni Dimitriadi

Taking a stroll by the sea can be a priceless experience. This is why in coastal towns, like Thessaloniki, Greece, the waterfront is one of the busiest parts of the city. And that is the reason why every citizen of ... Read article