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Dimitris Daskalopoulos Arts Building, Athens College

PROJECT

 

The Arts Building “D. Daskalopoulos” is envisioned as a place where Art & Education merge into a new entity and where the campus’ tradition, hardscape and landscape are preserved and highlightened. It is considered and designed as an open space for creativity and interaction among the members of the ACG community.

The new Arts Building aims to enhance the community’s engagement with various artistic practices, and to promote an educational process that includes not only the designated workshop areas but also the indoor and outdoor meet up places around them. The building’s physical space embraces the digital zeitgeist in an inclusive context where the local educational community constantly enhances and expands through global trends and influences. The experimental focus of the new Arts Building “D. Daskalopoulos” aspires to be a landmark for the new era, to express and trigger the “paradigm shift” in the interactive Education-Art scheme.

ACG’s campus is an organic alive structure to which new tectonic ‘cells’ are added over time. These new ‘cells’ preserve the elements of continuity and tradition that run through the School’s long history. Our proposal’s scope is to sustain the campus’ structural character and image by adding to the existing hardscape and landscape a new building that has a signifi cantly small footprint. The main architectural gesture is the continuation/restoration of the adjacent hill’s surface which creates two piazzas; an inner/internal piazza and an outer/external piazza which sits on top of the former. The restored surface hosts two small-scale volumes the materiality of which (off – white marble) resembles the earthy tectonic structure of the existing buildings.

The exhibition space is shaped as an internal piazza, an everyday meet up point and a space that nurtures a constant dialogue between the community and the artworks, an organic interexchange of ideas,culture and life within the educational context.

Lastly, a light canopy is placed over the two building volumes and unifi es them both visually and structurally. The overhanging canopy, further, gives shape to a gathering space underneath, a modern ‘Agora’ for the ACG community.

Title & Location:

Dimitris Daskalopoulos Arts Building, Athens College, Athens

4th prize in architectural competition

DESIGN TEAM
Dimitris Thomopoulos & Associates
Themis Chatzigiannopoulos & Associates

Associates in the stage of competition:
Symeon Grigoriadis (architecture student AUTh)
Foivos Chalkiopoulos (architecture student AUTh)

3D Visualizations: Symeon Grigoriadis, Foivos Chalkiopoulos

Competition establisher: Athens College & SYNNEON
Design period: 2022

Dimitris Daskalopoulos Arts Building, Athens College

PROJECT

 

The Arts Building “D. Daskalopoulos” is envisioned as a place where Art & Education merge into a new entity and where the campus’ tradition, hardscape and landscape are preserved and highlightened. It is considered and designed as an open space for creativity and interaction among the members of the ACG community.

The new Arts Building aims to enhance the community’s engagement with various artistic practices, and to promote an educational process that includes not only the designated workshop areas but also the indoor and outdoor meet up places around them. The building’s physical space embraces the digital zeitgeist in an inclusive context where the local educational community constantly enhances and expands through global trends and influences. The experimental focus of the new Arts Building “D. Daskalopoulos” aspires to be a landmark for the new era, to express and trigger the “paradigm shift” in the interactive Education-Art scheme.

ACG’s campus is an organic alive structure to which new tectonic ‘cells’ are added over time. These new ‘cells’ preserve the elements of continuity and tradition that run through the School’s long history. Our proposal’s scope is to sustain the campus’ structural character and image by adding to the existing hardscape and landscape a new building that has a signifi cantly small footprint. The main architectural gesture is the continuation/restoration of the adjacent hill’s surface which creates two piazzas; an inner/internal piazza and an outer/external piazza which sits on top of the former. The restored surface hosts two small-scale volumes the materiality of which (off – white marble) resembles the earthy tectonic structure of the existing buildings.

The exhibition space is shaped as an internal piazza, an everyday meet up point and a space that nurtures a constant dialogue between the community and the artworks, an organic interexchange of ideas,culture and life within the educational context.

Lastly, a light canopy is placed over the two building volumes and unifi es them both visually and structurally. The overhanging canopy, further, gives shape to a gathering space underneath, a modern ‘Agora’ for the ACG community.

Title & Location:

Dimitris Daskalopoulos Arts Building, Athens College, Athens

4th prize in architectural competition

DESIGN TEAM
Dimitris Thomopoulos & Associates
Themis Chatzigiannopoulos & Associates

Associates in the stage of competition:
Symeon Grigoriadis (architecture student AUTh)
Foivos Chalkiopoulos (architecture student AUTh)

3D Visualizations: Symeon Grigoriadis, Foivos Chalkiopoulos

Competition establisher: Athens College & SYNNEON
Design period: 2022

Dimitris Daskalopoulos Arts Building, Athens College

The Arts Building “D. Daskalopoulos ” is envisioned as a place where Art & Education merge into a new entity and where the campus’ tradition, hardscape and landscape are preserved and highlightened. It is considered and designed as an open space for creati vity and interaction among the membe rs of the ACG community.

The new Arts Building aims to enhance the community’s engagement with various artistic practices, and to promote an educationalprocess that includes not only the designated workshop areas but also the indoor and outdoor meet up places around them. Thebuilding’s physical space embraces the digital zeitgeist in an inclusive context where the local educational community constantlyenhances and expands through global trends and influences. The experimental focus of the new Arts Building “D. Daskalopoulos”aspires to be a landmark for the new era, to express and trigger the “paradigm shift” in the interactive Education-Art scheme.

ACG’s campus is an organic alive structure to which new tectonic ‘cells’ are added over time. These new ‘cells’ preserve the elementsof continuity and tradition that run through the School’s long history. Our proposal’s scope is to sustain the campus’ structuralcharacter and image by adding to the existing hardscape and landscape a new building that has a signifi cantly small footprint. Themain architectural gesture is the continuation/restoration of the adjacent hill’s surface which creates two piazzas; an inner/internalpiazza and an outer/external piazza which sits on top of the former. The restored surface hosts two small-scale volumes themateriality of which (off-white marble) resembles the earthy tectonic structure of the existing buildings.

The exhibition space is shaped as an internal piazza, an everyday meet up point and a space that nurtures a constant dialoguebetween the community and the artworks, an organic interexchange of ideas,culture and life within the educational context.

Lastly, a light canopy is placed over the two building volumes and unifi es them both visually and structurally. Theoverhangingcanopy, further, gives shape to a gathering space underneath, a modern ‘Agora’ for the ACG community.