The "Metochi" of the Holy Monastery of Xenia is located in the area of Nies in the Prefecture of Magnesia and is a few kilometers from Almyros. It is located on a small characteristic peninsula, inside the Pagasitic Gulf. Due to the dense planting of olive trees, the Holy Monastery, in its effort to exploit them, built some auxiliary spaces by the sea, in order to collect, process and store the products. Metochi operated for many years as an olive mill by the monks themselves but in the process was abandoned.
The proposal aims at the connection of people with nature. The micro-community that characterizes life in Metochi was the occasion for the restoration and reuse of the existing buildings to highlight aspects of olive tourism, in order to attract, initiate and educate visitors in the world of oil. Inspired by the terrain of the area, some new constructions are also proposed for the purpose of temporary residence, which seek to recreate a natural environment. The project aims, through the special and automated design language, to be a pole of attraction for the locals but also for the visitors or tourists who wish to experience.