The archival refers to the concept of the archive,the collection of traces that serve for reading, recollection, or the documentation of events. The metropolitan park records them, stores them and keeps them.
The informative refers to information, freely transfers information to someone. The park consists of a whole of data, messages, contains and transmits knowledge for someone or something.
Our project aims to create a museum as it refers to these two concepts. The museum is developed on an area of 107 000 square meters, on a plot of land surrounded by Iera Odos st., Kifissou Avenue, Ploutonos st. and Orpheos st. We believe that the image of the museum, the containing and the content are elements of a consideration of the museum as a place of a comprehensive perception and experience.The image of the building as a public architectural project is an important element, functional and symbolic and often, as a monument, is a key formation core of the urban space. The scale of the area we have to manage, the program of the museum that will lead to the creation of the exhibits that will be collected, the museum as a place of contemporary reality and its participation as an active concern significantly determines the design of the project.
The scale in which the museum is being developed but also the planning basis which are used for its creation are considered as important to highlight an archeology of the present. The phase of the exhibition of metropolitan traces will not begin at the moment the museum facilities are created. The inhabitants of the metropolis of Athens will be notified of their creation and will be asked to inhabit the facilities for a specified period of time. Those are proposed to be inhabited without financial quid pro quo, the price, for those who agree to stay, will be the tracks that they will leave behind after the abandonment of the space of the museum.