Demountable Pavilions for the Odeon Herodes Atticus / FLUX workplace
Textual content description supplied by the architects. A sequence of Ephemeral Prefabricated – Demountable Pavilions are positioned in the course of the summer season months alongside the paved sq. in entrance of Odeon of Herodes Atticus, on the foot of Acropolis Hill, to assist the inventive occasions of the Athens & Epidaurus Competition.
5 unbiased constructions accommodate the required capabilities: The Central occupies the backstage space of the traditional Odeon, outlined by the traces of the traditional partitions, offering dressing rooms, places of work and storage areas whereas offering cowl for the staircases resulting in the prevailing basement space, the place the primary dressing rooms, moist rooms and places of work are located. The opposite 4 constructions may be perceived as “satellites” of the central construction, and home the Ticket Workplace, a Store and two Bars.
The fundamental ideas formulating the design are the transparency, the lightness, and the rhythm given to us by the monument. This in phrases is mirrored within the chosen modular structural system of sunshine steel frames clad with wooden panels that remodel and adapt their design to the corresponding operate and placement on the sq., starting from strong, flat surfaces to pleated-folded, to semi-open with vertical shutters to open ones.
Wooden is the primary materials, chosen for its relation with the stone of the adjoining monument, and other than the facades, is used for the flooring, the interior dividing partitions and the interior cladding of the roof panels. That is complemented by the skinny steel sections painted within the shade of the stone and the translucent honeycomb polycarbonate sheets that enable gentle within the areas, providing a sure diploma of privateness to the occupants and creating the phantasm of a floating roof comprised of interconnected thermal insulation panels.
All constructions observe the identical design and development ideas, with an excellent vary of widespread–shared items, but their design is exclusive, tailored to their particular useful wants and their location on the paved sq.. The Central ingredient defines the primary path for the viewers earlier than and after the performances with the Ticket Workplace and the Bars located at its two ends.
The Store is positioned centrally, reverse of the pleated part with the banners of the Central unit. It includes a related pleated façade, that opens with two unfolding sections when in use, providing a a lot bigger storefront showcasing Athens and Epidaurus Competition applications, books, and merchandise.