Location Benaki museum, Athens
Year 2020

Architectural design and Fabrication QOOP METALWORKS

Design Nikos Soulis
Construction team Pantelis Palamidis, Giannis Vapelas, Alexandros Panis, Xaris Sotiropoulos, Vagelis Theodorakakos, Chronis Gemistos,

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The project has been designed by qoop in the atrium of Benaki museum on the occasion of the annual Architecture award ceremony and the Architecture Open Lectures convention – a set of events organized by the Association of Modern Architecture in Greece – DOMA.

The design forms a translucent metallic enclosure that encircles the main area of the event while it allows for the concealment of media equipment and circulation around it.

The design concept aims to re-adjust the sense of scale of the site and to construct a harmonious and welcoming space. By employing transparency, the installation blends seamlessly the permanent and the ephemeral, the existing and the new.

The assembly consists of 60 metallic mesh modules (2.5m height) positioned in a circular arrangement (22m diameter). Raised from the ground, the installation permits visual continuity and further obscures the boundaries between spaces.

The metallic ring is supported by 20 pillars with adjacent ‘floating-tables’. The pillars can be easily calibrated to level the construction, while the logic of the installation is both time efficient in assembly/disassembly and space saving when stored for re-use

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