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MOR Architects Wins Cultural Center Competition in Greece

MOR Architects Wins Cultural Center Competition in Greece
MOR Architects Wins Cultural Center Competition in Greece, Courtesy of MOR Architects
Courtesy of MOR Architects

MOR Architects has won first prize in the competition to design the Konaki Averof Cultural Center in Thessaly, Greece. The competition sought out proposals to convert an existing complex with historic importance into a modern socio-cultural multiplex.

In an effort to reinterpret the relationship between the building and its urban environment, the winning proposal reintroduces the horizontality of the landscape, before human intervention.

The design not only provides maintenance and restoration of the existing external shells of the complex but additionally creates a “new, free-standing longitudinal roof with extensive cantilevers on both sides.”

Courtesy of MOR Architects
Courtesy of MOR Architects
Courtesy of MOR Architects
Courtesy of MOR Architects
Courtesy of MOR Architects
Courtesy of MOR Architects

Through this new wing, the building is unified in its revitalized form as a space to host community functions such as events, exhibitions, and workshops. Furthermore, the addition creates a zone of protected open-air circulation between units of the complex.

Courtesy of MOR Architects
Courtesy of MOR Architects
Courtesy of MOR Architects
Courtesy of MOR Architects

Similarly, “the shaded open-air spaces of the building, together with the existing tall trees of the site aid towards a sustainable microclimate while—at the same time—escalating the transition from the outdoor to the indoor space and constituting an integrated unit of public space for the community." 

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Courtesy of MOR Architects
Courtesy of MOR Architects
Courtesy of MOR Architects

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Cite: Sabrina Santos. "MOR Architects Wins Cultural Center Competition in Greece" 09 Aug 2016. ArchDaily. Accessed . <https://www.archdaily.com/792910/mor-architects-wins-cultural-center-competition-in-greece/> ISSN 0719-8884

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