The area of Eleonas is situated on the southwest border of the city of Athens. Until the second half of the 20th century Eleonas was mainly a rural area. By the end of the civil war, however, small industrial units started to take over, making the area the industrial border of Athens that developed along Kifisos. Only a small part of the area actually has a housing zone.
During the post dictatorship period due to the industrialization of Eleonas the area suffered from high levels of pollution. That reason forced the industries either to shut down or to move to other areas leaving in their place the industries’ abandoned shells.
Since then Eleonas has been in the center of redevelopment plans while it is next to the center of Athens, has a very different morphology and allows the development of different planning models.
For the reasons above this area was chosen and more specifically the plot of Athens’ paper industry "Softex" along Iera Odos street.
In our intervention we chose not to keep any of the existing buildings, but to go along with the formation of a new urban model.
Our goal is to produce a development model which overcomes the dominant conception of the constitution of the residence area (private factor see loans banks), but also criticizes the standard of social housing of modernism. For this reason in our urban model it is crucial to set up production sites where high technology will be used.
Finally, the housing unit consist of the main Private spaces we find in a houses and would be quite similar to a hotel rooms. Essentially in the residential buildings we have a zone of private spaces outside which share a corridor. That connects the housing to the core of the building which consists of a network of public spaces.