The area that concerns the present thesis project is centrally located in the district Gazi and lies vertically to Kerameikos square.
The aim of the project is to create the premises for a firm called Re_inspiration which can be defined in short as a firm specializing in recycled art. The firm in discussion assembles a large amount of “useless” articles in its warehouses. These items, which under other circumstances would end up in landfills, are of a smaller or larger size and the above firm assigns a group of designers to restructure them in order to produce artwork.
The aim of the project is to make a distinct display of the firm’s assembly line to the public. In order to achieve this aim it was necessary to make a natural extension of Kerameikos square within the boundaries of the property.
The building block is erected around the garden that constitutes the public area and consists of:
1. A building for the Administration offices and the artists’ guest rooms
2. Α building that houses the café, the inventory department, the shared ateliers department, and the artists’ private studios.
A significant part of the project is concerned with the relation between the warehouses, the garden and the firm’s display area. The warehouses are located on the second floor in proportion to the garden level and the display area is located in the basement. By reversing the expected position of these areas, that is by giving prominence to the display area and concealing the warehouses, the importance of the production process is stressed with regards to its result.