The proposal consists of a triple intervention scale. Starting from the city scale, a site of public expression and activity is proposed, upgrading the yard of the National Archaeological Museum, making it open and accessible to all potential subjects who may visit it, aiming to highlight a new point in downtown Athens. Continuing on the building scale, there is an expansion of a section of the museum's basement, with the aim of increasing its storage space, resulting in a sequence of new underground rooms across the courtyard. The design morphology is inspired by the condition of the excavation and the traces it leaves on the ground.
The rationale with which the sites succeed each other follows the practice of archaeological research. The subject now, identified with the archaeologist's treat is called upon to explore this new narrative path. Collecting and revealing fragments from the stock in the museum's warehouses, the visitor / archaeologist prepares to discover the information hidden from the archive of the official exhibition. Taking into account the existing mechanism for recording the exhibits, a new live, dynamic archive is created, which is evolving with time and comes to enrich the old one.
We collect the different, temporal and historical moments of the findings up to day, proving their ever-evolving narrative. Consequently, a new stimulus is created and ultimately a new imprint on the visitor's memory.