The Guard Officers Club of Thessaloniki is a building of modern architecture with a curve that "converses" with the White Tower just opposite.
Modern and Contemporary era (1912 - )
1958 Constructed. Designed by Pavlos Mylonas, in collaboration with the painter Nikos Hatzikyriakos- Gkikas.
Ottoman era (1453- 1912)
Byzantine era (331 AC- 1453)
Roman era (30 BC- 330 AC)
Hellenistic era (322- 31 BC)
Classical era (478-323 BC)
Archaic era (800-479 BC)
Geometric era (-1100- 800 BC)
Prehistory (-1100 BC)
What I can see
This building is an example of post-war modernism and is considered quite successful because although it is an angular building, it faces the White Tower and there is a hollow section at its corner that – in combination with the curve of the first floor – indicates a mood of “dialogue” between modernism and the architectural heritage of the city. The negative elements include the ornate decoration in several parts of the building, which detracts from the unity of the whole.
What I can't see
At that time, architects were trying to introduce new trends in architecture, with a slight delay in comparison with the rest of the western world.
- Address: Tsirogianni Sq. & Ethnikis Amynis St.
Kalogirou Ν., (1997), Η πρώτη μεταπολεμική περίοδος, [The first postwar period], in Epta Imeres, Kathimerini, p.p. 30-31
Kolonas V., (2012), Η αρχιτεκτονική μιας εκατονταετίας: Θεσσαλονίκη 1912-2012, [The architecture of a century: Thessaloniki 1912-2012] University Studio Press