The area of the Faleron Bay has been the historical and natural exit of the city to the sea since the antiquity. The first harbour of the city was developed there before the development of the port of Piraeus.
Broader objectives of the Regeneration Programme of the Faleron Bay
The main objectives of the planning were:
The Study Area, of total area 770,000 square meters, was divided into five units which correspond to the planning of the activities during the two Phases (the Olympic and the Post-Olympic):
Α1: Ecological Park and Mild Athletic Facilities Zone which constitutes an islet of natural environment turned towards the sea, on the part of the Bay to the west of the mouth of the Ilissos River. It is intended for ecological, athletic and recreational activities during the Post-Olympic Phase.
Α2: Zone of Beach Volley and Recreation Athletic Facilities:
To the east of the Ilissos River, the Olympic facilities of Beach Volley are planned with two grounds of 8,000 and 4,000 seats each. In the Post-Olympic Phase, one of the grounds will maintain the 4,000 seats and will function as an outdoor amphitheatre. The remaining auxiliary facilities of the zone are intended for cultural, recreational and sports activities.
Β1: Sea-sports Centre Zone:
Directly to the east of the previous centre, a new sea-sports harbour is planned intended to house the activities of the sea-scouts and the sea-sports groups operating in the area.
Β2: Recreational Central Zone and Esplanade:
The main recreation centre is planned to be organised around the Esplanade, which covers the infrastructures next to the interchange of Syngrou Avenue and connects the City, through the Horse Race Track area, with the sea. The zone is intended to host recreational activities with the creation of a reception centre, an open Museum of the history of Faliron and cafes by the sea.
C1: Faleron Delta Zone:
Directly to the east of the Esplanade, in the Delta area, the Olympic venues of Handball –Tae Kwon Do are planned in an indoor sports complex of 8,000 seats.
In the Post-Olympic phase, the area will be transformed into a cultural city park including:
Each Zone has its own functional- building entities which in their total comprise a single unity for walking, recreation and sports and its cohesion and continuity will be secured visually, functionally and aesthetically.
It is estimated that during the Olympic Phase, the total number of people to simultaneously use the area of Faleron Bay will be 37,000 and in the Post- Olympic Phase approximately 16,000.
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