Architectural Competition for a School of Fine Arts in Florina, Greece - 3rd PRIZE, 2019.

The proposal is defined by two concepts that relate to the practice of the artist: A) the introversion that often defines the creative process and B) the extroversion of the completed artwork, which comes as the result of the creative process.  The building consists of two distinct zones that determine the layout.
Zone A - Introversion: The student’s working areas are layed out horizontally around a sunk outdoor couryard. Aiming to reinforce the school's creative core, this courtyard serves as a natural extension to the studios and workshops. It can function as a forum that stengthens the sense of community within the school and can host a multitude of events such as exhibitions, talks, projections, student parties etc.
Zone B - Extroversion: Theory classes, administration and staff offices grow vertically, on three levels. Zone B acts as a projector of the art being produced at the encolsed courtyard of Zone A. The main facade of Zone B is covered completely with a 'skin' which carries out two functions: It offers adjustable sun protection and constitutes a large single-surface blank canvas, which can become a space for dynamic experimentation for artists. It can become a projection screen, an exhibition surface, a lighting installation or the scenography for a performance. 

Design Team: Panayotis Malefakis, Dimitris Polychroniadis, Anastasia Rousopoulou, Kalliopi Karelioti.

Works by Douglas Gordon, Martin Creed, Tim Etchell, Felix Gonzalez-Torres and JR have been appropriated for the presentation of the project.  
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