UNDERWATER

PIRAEUS, GREECE

Year

2011

Client

OLP

Area

15,000 m2

Type

Landscape, Museum

Status/Stage

Competition HM

The change of use of the industrial Silo building into a Museum of Underwater Antiquities posed two parametric challenges. On the one hand, we had to create a functional architectural space for the public and on the other hand, to showcase the industrial functionality of the building towards the observer. Thus we engaged with contemporary and open-minded archaeologists. As ‘architects’, we had to change the building’s scale, reducing it from the size of the ‘machine’ to the size of ‘man’, without betraying the machine since as ‘archaeologists’ it was our duty to expose and highlight it in all its mechanical glory.

HONORABLE MENTION

OPEN ARCHITECTURAL COMPETITION

MUSEUM OF UNDERWATER ANTIQUITIES, PIREAUS GREECE

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