Location: Coastal region of Attica
Team: Louis Barault, Elisania Michalopoulou, Stella Mitsogianni
We create an outdoor yet sheltered venue, which
is located in a dreamlike scenery adjacent to the sea boundary. This project aims to create a unique
atmosphere by taking into account the dynamic relation between light and
The designed canopy is a semi-transparent
surface which folds irregularly into space and defines it by setting a blurry
limit. In fact, due to its transparency it allows constant visual connection
with the sky. The angular shapes used during the design process highlight the
horizontality of the vast sea view.
Galvanized metal perforated elements engender
various shadow effects during the day. Away from mimesis, the strictly
geometric perforation pattern tends to recreate the shadows casted under a
The translucent “veil” seams to flutter and
float, supported by lithe and figuratively tree-shaped vertical elements.
Natural trees are fully integrated into the new structure. Not only do they
signify paths and access points, but they are also dominating the main venue
area, by intervening into the canopy.
Due to the white shade of the structure,
tranquility permeates the atmosphere. As for the materiality, wood is also
being used to create a more natural effect and blend the structure with the
The venue floor is slightly elevated from the
ground level, in order to provide a better view of the sea. The platform’s
perimeter consists of inclined planes that ensure a smoother connection between
the different heights and, therefore, an effective blending with the natural
The two buildings adjacent to the metal canopy define the main entrance. The volumes are molded with folds that create several openings. Minimal and low-height as they are, they complete and equilibrate the whole project.