It’s been a while since we entered the third decade of the 21st century, but the request for universal access to education worldwide is still in demand and not an acquis. That being said, despite all the obstacles, it is a fact that more and more people are gaining access to schools and educational institutions around the world, displaying an increasing interest in "lifelong learning" which undoubtedly leads to spiritual cultivation and skills development.
On the occasion of the International Day of Education, established by the UN, organizations and companies from around the world are organizing activities and workshops promoting the importance and necessity of educational activity in modern society and economy.
Pillow Urban Stay is proud to be a part of this effort and Pillow Urban Stay, it is opening its doors unfolding its story to young students of the city with a view to getting in touch with the history and architecture of both the building itself and the wider part of the historic downtown of Thessaloniki City. Having the necessary guidance of the owners and the experts of the area, they will study the history of the building, its architectural structure and the challenge of transforming a residential building into a tourist accommodation.
Built during the interwar period - 85 years old already - the apartment building of Romanos 9 does not attest its age, as it has always managed to easily integrate into every era it has gone through. Having survived for almost a century in the rapid changes of history, it has "stood on its own two feet" and now houses The Pillow Urban Stay, a 24-room tourist accommodation that provides a unique experience of staying in the most beautiful place, literally, in the heart of the city. Stable and unaffected by seismic vibrations over the years, but also postmodern in a modern era, this elegant structure is an ideal case study and an occasion for the study of Bauhaus architecture and its individual features.
And this is just the beginning!
International Day of Education is the first of many events that Pillow Urban Stay,team aspires to organize as part of its opening for the city and its people. In spite of the times, at a time when our physical activity and our presence in cultural activities are limited, Pillow Act seeks to restore and keep the social coexistence and the collective ties that are created by the collective effort, alive.
Educational and cultural events as well as interviews are just around the corner, so stay tuned!