The Attic landscape has been a place of spiritual creativity, even from the ancient years. The public walk of Aristotle and his disciples (Peripatos), the Academy of Athens, the Agora all those foundations of our ancient civilization were not just buildings, they were landmarks.
Nowadays the significance of the Attic landscape has been diminished. Acknowledging the importance of hypaethral spaces for the Greek culture, this study is suggesting a new style of topology bringing together the two elements, natural and artificial landscape.
Inspired by Mr. Perikli’s Giannopoulos writing, especially by the phrasing: «living in Greece is hypaethral» a pursuit begins in order to discover and identify the available open air spaces left in the highly concentrated city structure.
The unexploited Fix building provides the inspiration necessary for the conception of the proposal presented in this paper. A vertical plaza, an open space with reference to the Attic landscape, Plaza Domino. The Fix building has always been an architectural symbol, a landmark of urban design and nowadays that icon or modern architecture is waiting for the visualization of Takis Zenetos dream of a building that can adjust to the current needs of the city, to come to life.
During the different stages of development of this study, great deal of consideration was taken on the topographic particularities of the region, like the river, the land, the tracings, the views… A variety of functions, utilities and usages are presented in this paper all of which are fully incorporated in the hypaethral scenery. The main concept of the study is based on the vegetation stream expansion, located in the area and its invasion in the industrial building of Fix.
Fix is being transformed into a contemporary public hypaethral space including facilities like theatres, restaurants, coffee shops, pools and muster points, the Fix building is ready to become a cherished part of all Athenian citizens everyday life.