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3rd Prize in open Architectural Competition, Concept

The brief was to propose a concept for the Greek socialist party’s (PA.SO.K.) local groups, which could be adapted to many different sites without losing its nerve. The proposal comprised of 4 elements: a long table, a bookcase, a screen and a glass facade. All of them rotate around vertical axis, thus creating different space variations. Four different scenarios where examined here: members meeting, party and election night. The chairs can be folded and hanged on the side wall, creating a colorful, interactive and different each time “mosaic”.

Since dialogue is the essence of politics and democracy, it is promoted in every way. Markers hang from the ceiling outside the offices’ glass facade so that passersby can write their opinion on the “glass wall”. This graffiti-like communication reminds one of the social network walls where one posts a thought or writes a comment, but in fact it is earlier than that. The Competition was due in early 2004, while e.g. Facebook went global in 2006. Moreover, physical space and virtual space dialogues mix real-time in a website which combines the two, creating in this way an augmented space for dialogue and politics.

Client: PA.SO.K. - In collaboration with L. Dima - Blueprints, Images and video from personal archive

More:

1. Press

2. Βοοk: Ιn search of new ideas: Architecture Competition for creating Pasok Party offices, Αpril 2006, Αthens, PASOK Publications

3. TV: Presentation of the third award in the Pasok Party Offices Architecture Competition which took place in February 2005 at Benaki Museum, Piraeus Street Branch.