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"BUILDING OF TEMPORARY EXHIBITIONS - ART CENTRE AT FEIDIPPIDOU AVENUE" Kostas Karakassis

Retaining the arcade.

    At the front section of the building the arcade exists throughout all the façade Fedippidou  avenue.  The element of the arcade can create a stage of transition from the avenue and public pavement , to the inside of the building.

Retreat of the bulk of the building.

    This “retreat” of mass creates a “Π” shaped  structure which offers an atrium of considerable size inside ,  a small “plaza” – a  semipublic space which is a small  relief for the density of the specified area.

The “normality” of the form.

     The selection of orthogonal shapes and straight lines to form the building is a conscious choice .This fits with the surrounding and nearby  buildings , but also allows the structure to differ from the others in a more mild and subtle way ,by the gradation of levels ,by its materials and by its architectural details.(Instead of declaring its presence loudly , for instance by curved walls and circular masses.)

The splitting of functions .

     The functions that are of a more public and crowded aspect are positioned at the ground level for easier access for the people. These are the library-reading room , the hall for gatherings and video projections , and the reception hall. The spaces for exhibitions are separated in 3 levels , from the first floor till the third floor.

     There are still a number of  functions which are described in plans , sketches and in the building functions diagram.