Panaghias Marmariotissis 16, 15232 Athens, Greece
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Athens - first prize
The proposal confronts the apparent indefiniteness of the site, accepting it not only as a referent but, as an incomplete situation. Firstly, at an urban level, it triggers the confrontation of two scales: That of the fragmented plateau of introverted, self-built dwellings versus that of the emerging ‘industrial’ compound. Its intensity and rational organization were translated anew to a dense, ‘domestic compound’ logic. The eleven compounds, are understood as a horizontal projection of the Athenian ‘Polykatoikia’ type. Secondly, the ‘line’ was strategically employed as a structuring tool and module, placed in relation to itself or others, establishing the rhythmic ‘openness’ of Synekistic Conglomerations. Within this system, the reality of the quotidian and the non- spectacular, continued to be the spatial determinants. Through programmatic overlaps, the necessity of collective sharing, the intensity of modes of inhabitation, density in use, time and perceptibility is achieved. Spatially, different layers of social interaction and negotiation between the built and the un-built, the urban and the natural condition, defined the following: - the ‘passage’ in-between the intimate core and the extended domestic, - the carpark, - the underground storage spaces,- the commercial and communal programs on axes that are anticipated to become the interstitial zones of social interaction between the immediate and the broader community. At the unit’s scale, possibilities for flexible appropriation are sought through the three-layered organization: the internal corridor that spans across the unit’s entire length, the screened intimate interior and the loggia.