The former Higher Girls School of Thessaloniki is a very important example of the modern architecture movement.
Modern and Contemporary era (1912 - )
1933 Beginning of construction.
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
The school has two floors with a semi-basement, which at the time housed basic functions such as toilets, a canteen, a heating mechanism, etc. The classrooms are in order and the openings of the building are characterized by linearity. The volume of the stairwell protrudes, and there is an alternation between the surfaces with openings and the solid surfaces. It is distinguished by typological purity and at the same time combines classic rules of architecture with modernism, a fact that proves the deep knowledge and synthetic ability of the architect.
What I can't see
It is among the first schools built in the city after its integration into Greece. The school building program was implemented after a loan of 300 million drachmas when Eleftherios Venizelos was prime minister. These schools gave an opportunity for modern architecture to be developed in the city, a concept of which Nikos Mitsakis, architect of the specific school, was a fanatic supporter.
- Address: Karolou Ntil & Ag. Theodoras St.
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Tsaktsira L, Papanthimou K., Mantziou G., Kalogirou N., (2014), Θεσσαλονίκη, η πόλη και τα μνημεία της, [Thessaloniki, the city and its monuments], Thessaloniki: Malliaris Pedia