Architecture museum in Gazi [2010]

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Architecture complex in Gazi [2010]

[NTUA diploma project,  Angeliki Thymi architects. Professor S.Tsiraki.]

 

The basic facts regarding the project are first, that it is a complex, designed for the need of an architectural Research center in within the limits of the inner city of Athens. Secondly, the project has a  special  character in  terms  of  preserving  the  special character of the area and the historical background of the laboratories and the neighborhood handicrafts and arts. Moreover it holds  alive  the  cultural  identity  of Gazi,  and it plays  the role of  an urban  route  against  the  fast  and  non  organized commersialization.

The concept of thesis is to underline the cultural character of the area and the existence of the laboratories.The role of the architectural complex is an “everyday complex of indoor and outdoor spaces” designed within the limits of the existent urban void. It follows the urban route of Iakhou street, while preserving the movement from “Kerameikos” towards Peiraos street.

The several characteristics of the concept are:
Continuity, connectivity, cultural character, everyday-concept, public uses.