Theatre Square Athens: Greek Landscape Competition

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Theatre Square Athens Competition, Greece

Design Contest Greece – Contemporary Greek Landscape Development

8 Dec 2010

Theatre Square Athens

Design: Point Supreme Architects

Hortus Conclusus

Point Supreme Architects were recently awarded an honourable mention for their proposal for the Theatre Square competition in Athens Greece. The square is a small urban space, surrounded by buildings on all sides, in a problematic area of central Athens.

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Theatre Square Athens images from Point Supreme Architects

The proposed Square is dedicated to the magic of nature: an urban room realized as a ‘secret garden’. Tall palm trees create a landmark on at the scale of the city, while at street level the garden becomes a place for the imagination with local plants and flowers creating open and closed spaces of light and shadow.

The surrounding office buildings are converted into contemporary housing with new balconies facing the garden. The streets are pedestrianised, cleared of obstacles and reoccupied with a series of playgrounds that service local families and activate the public space.

The three entrances to the garden are highlighted by metallic, entrance gates that are also planted. At each entrance, Cypress trees and aromatic plants awaken the senses and announce the entrance.

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Theatre Square Athens images from Point Supreme Architects

Theatre Square Athens Contest – Building Information

Status: Theatre Square Competition Honorary Mention
Program: public square
Area: 3900 m2
Location: Athens, Greece
Team: Konstantinos Pantazis, Marianna Rentzou, Beth Hughes, Giorgos Pantazis, Giorgos Livanos, Jean-Sebastién Lebreton, Argyro Vassalou
Year: 2010

Theatre Square Athens Contest images / information from Point Supreme Architects

Theatre Square Athens Competition design : Point Supreme Architects


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