The total area of the intervention is formed in stepped terraces. The basic geometric design of the proposal is the result of an investigation of the flows of the natural terrain and the possibilities of movement in the fragmented Athenian galleries.
The elevation of the background levels is only 5 cm.
The theme of the competition was the redesign of the area of "Theatre" square, one of the most decadent and problematic areas right in the heart of Athens' historic center.
The proposal aimed to re-identify certain characteristics of the Athenian public space:
+ the particular way that the public spaces are adjusted on the natural terrain in vernacular architecture
+ the perceptual dimension of neoclassical end eclectistic architecture in Athens;
+ the rough materials of Athenian modernity, such as the "artificiel" coatings and the cast floors;
+ the shrubby vegetation of Attica;
+ the security roll shutters of the Athenian shops which have been covered by graffiti during the recent years of economic crisis.
The proposal in neither nostalgic nor conservative. The above elements are reinterpreted through the design of the public space in order to redefine the timeworn Athenian identity.
Honourable mention | National professional competition | Unification of the Archaeological Sites of Athens S.A. [E.A.X.A.]