A multifaceted experience
According to the masterplan, the Park will consist of seven carefully constructed interconnecting precincts. Each precinct’s distinct character will be defined by its natural environment, unique features and rich sense of place, bringing a whole new world of memorable experiences to locals and visitors.
The Aircraft Factory Area, a cultural symbol and an important recreational attraction of the Park, where historic aircraft maintenance hangars will host, amongst others, the Aviation Museum.
The Athletics Precinct, which will be the heart of the Metropolitan Park’s sporting activities with numerous and diverse sports facilities. In that area, the Canoe Kayak facilities are formed into a lake – the largest aquatic element of the Park – and the (Metropolitan Park) Multi-Purpose Multifunctional Events Centre with the Observation Tower, which is also the landmark of the Metropolitan Park.
The Trachonon stream area for the Nature and the Environment, with the new open stream bed and the sense of the near stream and wetland landscapes of Attica, will serve as an educational tool regarding the environmental education of visitors.
The Olympic Place Plaza and the Urban Agriculture area, fostering the Olympic heritage site with the five interlaced rings – symbol of the Olympic Games – and the cultivated land and terraces, powerful images of the Greek landscape. Paths and pedestrian walkways through theme gardens and Mediterranean landscapes connect the Metropolitan Park to the beach.
The Sculpture Park, with its hilly terrain and large-scale sculptures, aims to become a destination for a world-class sculpture exhibition with an emphasis on local artists.
The Hellinikon Exhibition Area, the most flexible but also the flattest area of the Park, will host temporary activities, events, and hobbies. It is the area that mostly preserves the topography but also the forms of the airport. The landmark of the area is the preserved building of Saarinen, which will be transformed into an exhibition center.
The Attic Landscape, an area that combines the harmony between the remaining landing strip with its familiar Greek landscape and the trees and shrubs.