Bringing people together
The Metropolitan Park, covering an area of more than 2,000,000 sqm, will extend all the way from the coastal front to Vouliagmenis Ave., connecting the municipalities of Alimos, Glyfada and Argyroupouli/Hellinikon with the waterfront, providing adjacent residents easy park access.
Access to the park is made around the perimeter, from various entry points linking the project to surrounding areas and to the wider urban fabric. This ensures the connectivity of the park and its openness. The entrances are strategically placed in the extension of the central highways, at key points of connection to metro, tram and bus, as the case may be.
The design of the park focusses on highlighting the history of the former Hellinikon Airport and site while creating a vibrant green space. Buildings of historical and emotional significance, such as the Saarinen building and the former eastern airport hangars, will be restored and transformed into buildings of cultural interest (exhibition center & museums).
A major Promenade, 2.5 km in length and 56 m width, will stretch up from the waterfront to the hilltops overlooking the entire area, linking the Metropolitan Park with the coastal front, the beach and the marina. The cape of Agios Kosmas, with its splendid church, will be one of the highlights along a pedestrian and cycling path connecting the Park to Vouliagmenis Avenue.