Three important projects approved by the Central Council of Architecture
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Three important projects approved by the Central Council of Architecture

Three important projects were approved by the Central Council of Architecture at its recent meeting, according to information from the Ministry of Environment.
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In particular, the Council approved the architectural study of the tourist unit developed by the Russian tycoon Rimbolovlev in Scorpio, the architectural study for the restoration and remodeling of Villa Iola in Agia Paraskevi, and a study concerning changes in the areas of the listed buildings of the IVI winery, which include the construction of a new building at a distance of 10 meters from the existing listed complex.
1. Architectural study for the Luxury Tourist VIP EXCLUSIVE CLUB Unit project in Scorpio Island

It concerns the design of a luxury tourist VIP Exclusive Club unit in Scorpio, in the context of the implementation of the respective investment strategy, owned by the Company "Mycenae SA".
According to the architectural study, 9 "building units" are envisaged. The 1st includes the main tourist complex with presidential suite, the existing Pink House building as well as villas of the main tourist complex. The 2nd includes the so-called "remote villas", the 3rd Multipurpose Center and Sports Facilities, centrally located in Scorpio, at the point where sports facilities already existed in the past on the island. The 4th, respectively, bathers service facilities of the east beach (constitute an existing building unit, which are expanding). The 5th includes the manager's villa, near the helipad, where a new waiting area is expected to be created, replacing the existing structure that is being demolished. The 6th building unit includes existing and new buildings, the 7th concerns the new Equestrian Center in the southwestern part of the island, the 8th is ralated to the Hill House, at a point that allows unobstructed views of the open horizon and the surrounding islands and finally the 9th building unit includes the Amphitheater, as a place for events.
Based on the architectural study, bathing service facilities for the south beach, a port facility - named "Christina" -, a helipad, a farm, a church, agricultural crops, the "Panagitsa Pier" and a greenhouse are also planned. The principles of bioclimatic design are adopted throughout the investment plan.
2. Change of use concerning IOLA Villa in Agia Paraskevi

It concerns the architectural Study for the reuse of Iola Villa in Agia Paraskevi and its Conversion into an Iola Cultural Center and Museum.

In 1998 the house was designated a protected historical school and in 2000 the whole area was considered a "Center of Cultural Activities", based on a P.D. for an outdoor sculpture studio.

According to the study, 9 exhibition rooms are being set up and the operation is planned: a multi-purpose hall (theater, cinema, events), a library, a classroom on the themes of history, contemporary art and technology, a space - multidisciplinary room for research on digital painting, sculpture, use of 3D printing, photo analysis, etc.

Τhe project also includes small guest houses for artists, a meeting room, a canteen-reception. It is emphasized that throughout the building, accessibility for the disabled has been provided, while the study includes the complete restoration of the damages inside and outside the Iola villa.

3. Modification of the approved street plan of the Municipality of Piraeus, in N. Faliro, for the determination of uses in a property where the preserved building complex of the IVI winery is located.

This is the modification of the approved street plan of  Piraeus for the determination of uses of administration, offices, catering, leisure, tourist accommodation, public gathering places, cultural facilities and residence, in a property, where the preserved building complex of the IHI winery in Neo Faliro exists.

In particular, the location of a new building at a distance of at least 10 meters from the existing listed complex is envisaged.

As the ministry points out, Piraeus Street, as a development axis of metropolitan radiation, is offered for cultural functions and leisure activities, while Piraeus as a metropolitan center aims -among other things- to develop tourism uses, stimulate activities of the tertiary sector, strengthen entrepreneurship as well as the location of hotels and tourist infrastructure, in combination with the development of cultural and thematic tourism.