The Met Hotel, A hotel with museum specifications becomes the landmark of Thessaloniki’s port designed by Zeppos – Georgiadi + Associates is located in Thessaloniki, Greece. The Met Hotel is a 5-star hotel entirely designed by Zege Architects, founded by Greek architects Tasos Zeppos and Eleni Georgiades in 1981, for the Chandris Group. The hotel opened in 2010 and is located in the port of Thessaloniki, the second biggest city in Greece. The Met Hotel has become a new urban landmark attracting people to an industrial environment that was hardly ever visited by the wider public before. The hotel contributes to the development of the port and sets an example of how such areas can be given new life.
The building is in dialogue with its context: the sea and the docks lend the hotel its special form. The wavy surfaces of its facades challenge the standard hotel typology and the zigzag lines of the bar, the reception desk and the restaurant give a sense of movement that prevails over the straightness of the enveloping spaces.