'Public space' Tag

Crushed Ground: The fragmented territory of austerity-stricken Athens

Essay published in MONU 19 (2013), pp.88-93.

On the 8th of December 2008, the Christmas tree at Syntagma square caught fire during a street protest. During the same evening, a new upscale shopping center was launched at the northern suburbs of the city. Visitors crowded the new mall while the central square at Syntagma was [...]

  • Rio – Patras Tram Line. New public spaces for the city.

    Diploma Project in the Department of Architecture, University of Patras, February 2013

    Dora Papamichail, Bettina Pavli, Architects

    Tutor: Panos Dragonas
    This is an urban design proposal for a new tram line that connects the suburban area of Rio with the new port of Patras. The tram line replaces the old railway overcoming the existing boundaries that [...]

  • Decontamination and Production Mechanism at Drapetsona / Keratsini

    Diploma Project in the Department of Architecture, University of Patras, February 2013

    Konstantinos Alexopoulos, Architect

    Tutor: Panos Dragonas
    The former industrial area of Drapetsona – Keratsini is one of the largest “terrain vagues” in Attica. A few industrial monuments have survived in the area that is awaiting for a new use since the late 1990’s.

    The project [...]

  • Made in Athens

    Greek pavilion at the 13th International Architecture Exhibition. Photo C. Louizidis & K. Glinou
    September 29th – November 25th 2012
    Commissioners – Curators: Panos Dragonas & Anna Skiada

    In the summer of 2004, Athens successful hosted the Olympic Games. Major infrastructure and regeneration projects transformed the city’s image. The booming economy of the preceding years created conditions to [...]

     
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