A few months ago, we featured a conceptual house designed by group of young Greek architects, Dimos Moysiadis + Ioannis Oikonomou+ Xaris Tsitsikas. The three, plus Kostas Panopoulos and Grigoris Vegliris, have just shared their latest conceptual project, a façade renovation of an old public theater in Corfu and a new urban plan for the adjacent square. The intent was to re-establish the public theater as a city landmark by emphasizing its past as well as its attributes as a piece of contemporary architecture.
More images and more about the project after the break.
Currently, the public theater is in need of an architectural intervention that will integrate the building back into the city to become an activated component in its urban fabric. ”Taking advantage of the adaptation abilities of contemporary architectural morphology, the composition attempts to provide the elements of a direct relationship between the city and the building,” explained the architects.
The proposal attempts to transform the theater into a new public space that is capable of enriching the symbolic capital of the city through the introduction of a multitude of urban experiences in an urban landscape already chromed by memory.
Design team: Dimos Moysiadis, Ioannis Oikonomou, Kostas Panopoulos, Xaris Tsitsikas, Grigoris Vegliris
Location: Corfu, Greece
Project year: 2010