Athens' Museum
Architects: Fala, André Vergueiro
Status: Academic Competition (2010)
Visualizer: Studio
Scale: Medium
Types: Cultural, Museum

The origin of the concept considers a larger approach and interpretation of the city. While looking to athens we retained this image of different blocks: white, monolithic, dynamic, united by the most varied urban networks, showing disconnection and yet visually united. This image became the concept of the proposal. The project appears as a single atrium extended across the ground.

This space becomes fluid and finds itself punctuated by several rooms that organize the program. Accepting a square plan, this volumes extend themselves to the outside as white anonymous monoliths. A clear yet abstract outer space emerges, composed by blind volumes of rude white texture, dialoguing among themselves and with the city.

The space around the white beings acts as part of the city and not as a museum’s private alley, resulting in constant crossings, pedestrian pathways and a place that isn’t a museum but reflects it. The interior supports the roots of these monoliths. The atrium is reflected inside in the same way as on the outside, in a healthy game of positive and negative volumes. The identity of the proposal is the city’s identity.

Team: Filipe Magalhães, Ana Luisa Soares, André vergueiro | Post date: 13/11/2013 | Views: 20.088