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ASPRA SPITIA BOEOTIA: 160 DWELLINGS

Posted in 5. HOUSING DEVELOPMENT

New Master Plan

Aspra Spitia is the only housing development in Greece designed to serve the needs of an industrial complex (“company town”). It was planned by Doxiadis Assiciates and inhabited in 1965. The population was 4.000 in 1975.

A revision of the existing master plan was deemed necessary due to the unforeseen population growth and the high living standard of the employees. This study was commissioned to the M. Photiadis Office.

The new master plan was completed in 1977. A series of housing, educational and leisure zones were programmed by way of expansion and replacement. The two schemes which include 160 dwellings were completed in 1984 and are arranged around a green area and play yard with urban character, with pedestrian separation from car circulation.

85% of the dwellings have three bedrooms, 10% have four and 5% have one. There are three typical floor plans in all, type Y and type Π with two apartments per floor and type Σ with three apartments.

Architects M Photiadis and P. Massouridis. Collaborating Αrch. M. Veneti