THE ARTS’ SPOT
HOUSE OF THE STUDENT ARTISTIC GROUPS OF NTUA
The purpose of this thesis is to gather and house the NTUA students’ artistic activities in one place, at the University Campus of Zografou, the “Arts’ Spot”. The architectural program includes, besides the workshops, an electronic library of arts, an auditorium with capacity of 400 seats, and finally meeting places, which connect all above uses.
The area of study is the green space, near the central square, which is located at the convergence of two central paths, to and from the square. The two paths are refracted and penetrate the area, by marking a new alternative route – esplanade. Obtuse tracings create the design grid.
The square of the “Arts’ Spot” is planned with reference to the amphitheater – landmark. The remaining functions are housed in the introvert building volume, surrounding the square. The ground floor gathers uses relevant to the visitors (“public”). The first floor is exclusively referred to the artistic groups (“private”).
The double height meeting places, connect the “private” and the “public”.
The green roofs are designed to bridge the 10 meters difference in height. Thus, the pedestrian zone is lifted to become the roof, unifying all outdoor paths in a wide “wandering” between “private” and “public”, making the building itself an exhibit.
Project Design by Rena Santamouris – RS Architecture
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