The Danish studio Bjarke Ingels Group won the international architectural competition
Mayor of Trikala is Dimitris Papastergiou. He was born in 1973 in Trikala.
He studied Electrical and Computer Engineering and he loves electronics and software programming. Furthermore, he has been a planner and developer of energy construction projects.
Regarding the involvement in the public scene, he believe that “it concerns a one-way direction, if we want a change. That’s why I am participating in local community issues since the age of 29”.
Papastergiou is mayor of the Municipality of Trikala since 2014, leading the political party “Trikala Restart Now”. He is a President of the Central Union of Municipalities of Greece (KEDE).
His goal is to develop real smart and sustainable cities in Greece. He rides a bicycle daily – both as a means of getting to work and as a good and healthy habit.