DRW
Competition
ATHENS, GREECE

The Quarry, the Theater, Movies and Beers

Open Concept Design Architectural Competition for the design of the surrounding landscape areas and the supporting infrastructure of Lycabettus Hill Theatre in Athens, Greece.
(THIRD PRIZE)

The Open Concept Design Architectural Competition “Lycavittos Pan.Orama” was announced in July 2019 by the Hellenic Public Properties Company (HPPC S.A.) and called for the redesign of the surrounding landscape areas and the supporting infrastructure of the Lycabettus Hill Theatre.
Mount Lycabettus, a protagonist in the founding myth of Athens and an active quarry from antiquity until the 20th century, is one of the landmarks of the city’s urban and environmental history. In 1965, the Mount entered anew the city’s collective memory when Takis Zenetos designed the Theatre of Lycabettus (1964-65) that added to its polysemous references outdoor concerts, shows and festivals. At the same time, we are interested in the different set of stories enacted on the plains and mounts of the hill by multiple generations and cultures of Athens.
Our intervention attempts to converse equally with all these individual and collective stories. It strives to highlight the complexity, ambiguity, and vibrant social history of the hill, which accommodates us all, maybe not at the same time or every day, but with respect and tolerance, not unlike the theatre’s sonic landscape.
Our project creates a flexible, fully reversible, and low-budget infrastructure which sits on a correspondingly dynamic and sustainable landscape intervention that preserves, highlights and updates the characteristics and history of the Mount and Theatre of Lycabettus. This infrastructure organises and houses the Theatre’s auxiliary services and public amenities, freeing the areas adjacent to Zenetos’s project from any structures.
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Team
Elisavet Hasa
Theodossis Issaias
Platon Issaias
Chrysoula Korovesi
Alexandra Vougia
Collaborators
Panos Demiris / Architect
Alkimos Papathanasiou / Civil Engineer
Kelly Spanou / Architect
Andreas Zikos / Biologist
Categories
Architecture, Ecology, Infrastructure, Landscape, Public, Sustainability

About

Fatura Collaborative – Research & Design Practice, was founded in 2009 and is developing projects across a wide range of scales, from intimate objects and performance, to architecture, urban design and planning. We are interested in architecture as social infrastructure, in developing collective equipments, in the design of spaces of care, empathy and welfare. We design and research expanding new problematics about ecology, the domestic, everyday life and the city.

Members

ELISAVET HASA
ARCHITECT

is an architect and researcher based in London. She studied architecture in Patras, Greece, and currently is a PhD candidate at the School of Architecture at the Royal College of Art in London. Her research focuses on the intersections between social movements and the state apparatus, and centers around the ad-hoc infrastructures created for welfare provision during periods of crisis. She has practiced architecture in the UK and worked in the housing, healthcare, and education sectors in collaboration with public authorities and established architectural practices. Prior to London, Elisavet gained experience as an architect in Athens and Madrid.

PLATON ISSAIAS
ARCHITECT

is an architect, researcher, and educator. He studied architecture in Thessaloniki, Greece, and holds an MSc from Columbia University and a PhD from TU Delft and The City as a Project research collective. He is the director of Projective Cities MPhil programme at the Architectural Association, where he is also teaching Diploma Unit 7 with Hamed Khosravi. Previously, he has taught at the Berlage Institute (Netherlands), in the MArch Urban Design programme at the Bartlett, the RCA, Syracuse University and the University of Cyprus. His research interests explore urban design and architecture in the relation to the politics of labour, economy, law and labour struggles. He has written and lectured extensively about Greek urbanisation and the politics of urban development.

THEODOSSIS ISSAIAS
ARCHITECT

is an architect and educator, and recently joined the Heinz Architectural Center at the Carnegie Museum of Art as Associate Curator. He earned his diploma of Architecture at the National Technical University of Athens and an SMarchS degree from MIT. Since 2009, he has been practicing as a founding member of Fatura Collaborative, an architecture and research collective. His PhD dissertation, “Architectures of the Humanitarian Front” (Yale University), explores the nexus of humanitarian organizations and architecture and their relation to conflict, displacement and the provision of shelter.

GIANNANTONIS MOUTSATSOS
ARCHITECT

is an architect based in Lund, Sweden. He graduated in 2010 from the School of Architecture of the National Technical University of Athens and holds an MSc in Energy Efficient and Environmental Building Design from the School of Architecture of Lund University (2015). He has practiced architecture as a freelance architect in Greece and currently in Sweden (eg. Tengbom architects), where he works on a wide range of projects including small houses, larger residential complexes as well as care, educational and industrial facilities.

ALEXANDRA VOUGIA
ARCHITECT

graduated in 2007 from the School of Architecture of the Aristotle University of Thessaloniki, Greece. She holds the MSc in Advanced Architectural Design from GSAPP, Columbia University (2008). In June 2016, she was awarded the degree of Doctor of Philosophy by the Architectural Association. Her thesis dealt with the transition towards abstraction in art and architecture during the end of 19th and early 20th centuries, with an emphasis on interwar architectural modernism in Germany. Alexandra has been teaching at the AA since 2012, where she is currently a studio master in the First Year Studio of the Experimental Programme and a Programme Coordinator and Course tutor in the MArch Architecture & Urbanism (DRL) programme. She has practiced as an architect in New York and Athens.