TURNING STOA

TURNING STOA

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The museum of the Olympic games takes into consideration two aspects of the ancient Greece. The famous sculpture of the olympic games in Greece, the “Discobolus” by Mirone (the symbol of the olympic games) and the Stoà as the typical covered public space. The aim is to suggest the turning movemet of the Discobolus, throwing the discus. The visitor arrivng at the museum can look at some of the artworks exposed inside from the exterior making this masterpieces accesibles from whoever without getting inside and free for everyone. Moreover it offers a new version of the “Stoà” and the “Agorà. The first is to be intended as the cover space under the cantilever, the second one is the rotated shape on the other side that has transformed into an open air space just in the direction of the Acropoli. In this point visitors can see the Partenone and getting inside from the main entrance. Public space mix with interior space and make the culture become something public, available to everyone. Once inside is possible to walk back in the cantilever space and then going down creating a continuos and fluent loop path that shows the art exposed inside and offering multiples views on the city from different heights. The “soul” of the past greek culture totally live again, the never accomplished movement of the statue finally reveals leading the spectator through a the movement that had generated the shape.

 

Credits

Architect: Paolo Venturella
City: Athens
Year: 2010
Type: competition
Images: wemage