Archaeological Thematic Museum in Piraeus

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Archaeological Thematic Museum

Contemporary Development, Piraeus – design by sparch SAKELLARIDOU / PAPANIKOLAOU ARCHITECTS

page updated 15 Oct 2016 with new images ; 12 Mar 2013

Archaeological Thematic Museum in Piraeus

Design: sparch SAKELLARIDOU / PAPANIKOLAOU ARCHITECTS

Location: Piraeus, Athens, Greece

Open Architectural Competition (Preliminary Design), 2014

Archaeological Thematic Museum in Piraeus

Materiality, land removal, simple geometric shapes and limit transformed into space in the existing building and the museological narrative.

Archaeological Thematic Museum in Piraeus

Consideration of the recovery of the earthly and rocky structure of the site led to the re-rendition of the gate’s concept as ‘a space of penetration and oversight’.

Archaeological Thematic Museum in Piraeus

The new Museum is a simple geometric volume with a three-way division. A ‘quarrying product’ that brings to mind the geomorphologic changes in the peninsula’s topography. A concrete block marks the base of the building’s volume while a porous prism, a stone’s volume after its cutting, demarcates its crest.

Archaeological Thematic Museum in Piraeus

The external structure, an element of optical penetration, surrounds the external motion flow, while in the internal articulation a ‘funnel of light’ surrounds the central course of ascent, descent.

Archaeological Thematic Museum in Piraeus

The living experience of the whole, of ‘once_now’, reaches its peak with the viewing of the city of Pireaus and Athens in a reflection game with water mirrors of the outdoor glyptotheque.

Archaeological Thematic Museum in Piraeus

The Museum square and the Public Park advance as a perceivably seamless and consistent space with legibility and size. Curves, fluid forms, create levels and access ramps, create an atmosphere of familiarity and optical diffusion, shaping the square.

Archaeological Thematic Museum in Piraeus

Archaeological Thematic Museum – Building Information

Architectural design:
Sparch Sakellaridou / Papanikolaou Architects
Partner in Charge: Morpho Papanikolaou
Collaborators: E. Papaevangelou, G. Papanikolaou, E. Korompeli, E. Zntravkov , N. Xristopoulou
Students of architecture: G. Kontominas, I. Tatli, A. Papadopoulou, Z. Iatridou

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Consultans: F. Vlachaki (Architect, Museologist), S. Barbarian (Landascape Architect), P. Kinatos. I. Pagonis, K. Polyhronopoulos (Civil Engineers), Samaras & Associates – Consultant Engineers (Mechanical Engineer), E. Deko & Associates (Lighting Design), Beetroot (Logo)

Archaeological Thematic Museum in Piraeus

Archaeological Thematic Museum in Piraeus

Archaeological Thematic Museum in Piraeus

Archaeological Thematic Museum in Piraeus

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