The project aims to intensify the collective and social character of the metropolis. Athens as a case study, the structural system of the existing Polikatoikia is the architectural frame of the project: a simple system of beams and columns, that allows the space to be extremely flexible.
It is our way to address the urban and architectural project in a different manner as simply a tool of a productivist approach of the city. It is a social, environmental and cultural duty to learn from the context we build in, in order to reveal its plain potential regarding contemporary questions.
In accordance with circular and functional economy principles, reusing the existing built fabric and material goods can bring new tools to organise cities and provide its inhabitants’ needs. Overconsumption is tackled by the establishment of an economy of sharing goods, in a more autonomous vision of the metropolis.
The project reduces the very defined limit between private and public space by opening up the walls.
All the ground floors are freed from the unnecessary partitions and serve as an open meeting platform that encourages communication. Every 500 metres, the platform takes another dimension and infiltrates the height of the building to use it as a workshop and warehouse. Common goods as well as urban fabric are permanently reused, learning from their heritage and valuing their future.