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Thessaloniki Prefecture Complex

The prefecture services are housed in buildings of Thessaloniki's industrial architecture.

  1. Modern and Contemporary era (1912 - )

    1917 The pipelines were destroyed by the Thessaloniki fire.

    1948 Since then and for many years, it housed the municipality's land improvement services.

    1994 Were listed as monuments.

    2010 Beginning of construction of the new building according to METE SYSM plans.

    2018 Completion.

  2. Ottoman era (1453- 1912)

    1888 The industrial buildings were built.

    1890 The gas supply started.

  3. Byzantine era (331 AC- 1453)

  4. Roman era (30 BC- 330 AC)

  5. Hellenistic era (322- 31 BC)

  6. Classical era (478-323 BC)

  7. Archaic era (800-479 BC)

  8. Geometric era (-1100- 800 BC)

  9. Prehistory (-1100 BC)

What I can see

The contemporary building of the complex is bioclimatic, has a high energy autonomy, has the largest geothermal establishment in the country (850KW of thermal power), a SUNTECH E-300 shading system with horizontal, fully automated blinds and architecturally coexists harmoniously with the old listed buildings of the complex. The design of the complex sought to highlight their importance as public buildings and make the contrast between “old” and “new” clear, in terms of space, morphology and symbolism. The contrasts are sharp and interesting. On the one hand, the small size, the handmade decorative details and the natural materials (stone, wood, brick, etc.) of the old buildings and on the other hand, the large size, the absence of decoration and the industrial materials of the new building. The 37,600sqm new building has an L shape, as the two separate volumes are joined, and at the same time, have access to all the surrounding streets.

What I can't see

The new building was constructed on the site of the former Thessaloniki gas plant. It was the first industrial zone of the city. Thessaloniki’s gas for street and household lighting had a short lifespan. The Ottoman state gave an operating license to the British Kirby, but it was later appointed to a French company and then to the Belgian-operated Railway and Electric Lighting Company. In addition to the prefecture’s administrative services, the complex includes office spaces and can house 50 stores.


  • Address: 64 26is Oktovriou St.


Unsigned, (2017), Περιφέρεια Center: New entry στο παλιό Μπεχ Τσινάρ, [Periferia Center: New entry to the old Beh Chinar] in Parallaxi,

Last visit 12/2023


Field observation by scientific editors


Open House Thessaloniki, (2019), Κτιριακό συγκρότημα Περιφέρειας Κεντρικής Μακεδονίας, [Building Complex of Region of Central Macedonia], ΟΗΤΗ