ADMINISTRATION BUILDING – ACHAIA REGION

PROGRAM
OFFICES
LOCATION
PATRA, GREECE
YEAR
2005
STATUS
PROJECT

NATIONAL COMPETITION – 1ST PRIZE

GALLERY

DESCRIPTION

The project is based on a main powerful linear axis that influences on a great degree its shape, it ensures its accessibility and it creates a multipurpose structure formulated by simplicity and clarity. This axis reels around the building like a fast stroke of a pen, it ends up in the interior of the project like a spiral and it creates the core of the whole synthesis. The main body of the building unfolds on this spiral. The reeling of the spiral creates both negative and positive spaces that are constantly tied together. In this way the building is not an independent entity but has a deep connection to its surroundings and to the wider urban web. The landscape penetrates the structure and like in a city, it creates a large gathering point for people, a central plaza that attracts the visitors.