PX THREE CORNERS 2012 - 2014

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description renovation of an urban space for play, PXATHENS initiave
category Public
location Athens, Greece
built area 220 m²
Design Team

Stephan Buerger, Demetra Katsota, Stephanos Conidaris, Flavian Lekkas, Francisco Serodio, Mladen Stamenic

Consultants

P. Panagiotopoulos & Associates (structural engineers)

TETRAS M&E AEM (m/e engineers)

Greenways Hellas Landscape Architecture (landscape design)

L+DG, Thomas Gravalis Lighting Architects (lighting design)

Photographs

Yiorgis Yerolymbos

Project Initiator

Paradeigmatos Harin, Non-for-Profit Organisation

Donor First Phase

Stavros Niarchos Foundation

Links

PX ATHENS

PX SIX THRESHOLDS

6 VOIDS: PXATHENS

client City of Athens
design year 2012
completion year 2014

The existing space for play is located on the edge of a polygonal shaped communal space at the crossroad of three streets. In contrast to the degraded condition of the space and its equipment, the scale of the surrounding buildings, the lush greenery, the mild traffic on the converging streets, the neighbourhood feeling, render the space familiar and pleasant.

The corner is the fundamental component of any urban formation exposing the character of a city as a point of meeting or collision. Every corner is a crossroad of culture, communication and conciliation. The intervention aims at reinstating the crossroads through three converging territories - ‘corners’ for play. The three rectangular spaces that are created, are defined at ground level with a flat and locally folded coloured wet pour surface. A metal construction manoeuvres in the 'X', 'Y' and 'Z' axis, incorporating swings and climbing nets fit for children aged between three to twelve years, with the aim of enhancing movement skills, balance and coordination as well as possibilities for group play. On the edge of the space, the existing paved surface is reactivated to accommodate seating areas, circulation and ball games.


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