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Underwater Antiquities and Regeneration Museum Design by Dn Arch Studio

Dn Arch Studio | Museum for Underwater Antiquities and Regeneration

“Redesign from the SILO right into a Museum for Underwater Antiquities and Regeneration of part from the Piraeus Port Authority Coastal Zone into an open public place for outdoor activities”. The standard challenge through which the challenge must fact is a arrangement in a multifunctional program in a current constructing, so who’s maintains its standard assembly while simultaneously fulfilling the many requirements from this method. Also, it gives answers for the urban arrangement from the section of Cultural Coast of Piraeus depending around the axιs of triple network City-Cultural Coast of Piraeus-Silo Building.

Dn Arch Studio | Museum for Underwater Antiquities and Regeneration

Dn Arch Studio | Museum for Underwater Antiquities and Regeneration

Α system of parallel territory is produced, with emphasis around the central pedestrian route (Rampla), because the backbone from the total rearrangement, depending on which the entrances towards national spaces are organized. Secondary vertical routes connect the above system.

Squares, green, water, and seating areas, spaces of gathering and info points are made. The project emphasizes the spatial relation from the region while using sea and their boundary, that is redefined which has a gradual sinking on the pier.

Dn Arch Studio | Museum for Underwater Antiquities and Regeneration

Dn Arch Studio | Museum for Underwater Antiquities and Regeneration

The building
The basic compositional principle may be the “section” on the accessible building, with all the demolition of certain tissue, so with the fact that “hidden” constructional structure on the building is revealed. The produced large place organizes the reception with the Museum and this can be attainable from a ramp which operates over the pilotis.

On both sides on the reception area, the exhibition (central volume in the cells) the administration as well as the labs (office building and tower) are situated using a connection through bridges. Finally, two new buildings are created to house the complimentary functions in this system.

Dn Arch Studio | Museum for Underwater Antiquities and Regeneration

Dn Arch Studio | Museum for Underwater Antiquities and Regeneration

An inner courtyard- “closed” rectangle -is formed between the fresh buildings along with the Silo. Concerning the exhibition spaces, these are arranged tied to areas on the cells. A system of movements is created with two parallel ramps of reversed direction, which organizes the circulation with the visitors towards the permanent exhibition space. Two prismatic cast iron constructions with cor-ten panels utilized to cover the exhibition rooms which might be positioned in conjunction with the highest quantities of the building.

Location: Port of Piraeus, Greece
Architects: Dn Arch Studio | Nikolaou Dimitra, Georgouli Danae, Glyka Filia, Tzioridis Antonis, Spartsi Eleni
Collaborators: Koudounis Konstantinos, Kouimtzoglou Timoleon, Papaioannou Elena
Civil engineer: Kalaitzi Kyriaki
Competition: Entry
Date: 2013

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