At the beginning of Sophocles’s play “Oedipus at Colonus”, blind Oedipus, and his -daughter and sister- Antigone are at the hill of Ippios Colonus. Here, at the end of the play, Oedipus will die. Antigone, being also Oedipus eyes, gazes at the city walls in the foreground and when he asks she responds that the city is Athens.
In his article “Look Oedipus, this is Athens”, Zissis Kotionis reports that if Oedipus was standing at the hill of Colonus in our days, he would not be able to see the city walls or the Acropolis ahead, because the modern city’s mass prevents his sight. If we remove that mass, Oedipus will see the Akropolis.
My present project suggests that the theatrical scene at Colonus in witch Oedipus will stand, can be placed at a height where the sight of Oedipus could pass above the city mass.
It is a proposal for a cylindrical building, placed upon the hill, witch will be used as a theatre and a theatrical library also.