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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.
OPEN ARCHITECTURAL COMPETITION
MUSEUM OF UNDERWATER ANTIQUITIES, PIREAUS GREECE
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