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ArchitecTUNED

ArchitecTUNED

Despo Thoma, Alexandra Androutsopoulou, Fragkiskos Valerios Tiniakos, Pantelis Dimopoulos

Winner of the competition Europe in the Ionosphere

2014 | Unrealized | 10 sq.m

National Technical University of Athens

 

Instant landmark / Shared landmark between the European capitals, © Despo Thoma, Alexandra Androutsopoulou, Fragkiskos Valerios Tiniakos, Pantelis Dimopoulos

 

ArchitecTUNED is the winning entry of the three-staged competition, organized by NTUA for the needs of the First Pan-European Radio Amateur event “Europe on the Ionosphere”. Aim of the competition was an eco-friendly, easily assembled mobile pavilion, to be placed in the central square of each one of the 28 capitals of the E.U. The pavilion is designed to host for 2 days in May every year the radio amateur team of each country and allow to communicate with other teams of Europe.

 

A pavilion that transmits ideas and signals, © Despo Thoma, Alexandra Androutsopoulou, Fragkiskos Valerios Tiniakos, Pantelis Dimopoulos

 

Main idea is the creation of an instant landmark in every city’s central square, which aims to gather and connect people with the rest of Europe. The design aims to create an object as a piece of furniture and provide a shelter for various environmental conditions. Working in an intensive one-month workshop in collaboration with professors from the Departments of Architecture and Civil Engineering the pavilion is designed in detail 1:1. The implementation of the project is pending.

 

Pavilion imagined in Riga, Latvia, © Despo Thoma, Alexandra Androutsopoulou, Fragkiskos Valerios Tiniakos, Pantelis Dimopoulos

Assembly stages from unpacking to use, © Despo Thoma, Alexandra Androutsopoulou, Fragkiskos Valerios Tiniakos, Pantelis Dimopoulos

View of the interior, © Despo Thoma, Alexandra Androutsopoulou, Fragkiskos Valerios Tiniakos, Pantelis Dimopoulos

Foundations and package for transportation, © Despo Thoma, Alexandra Androutsopoulou, Fragkiskos Valerios Tiniakos, Pantelis Dimopoulos

Floor assembly and panels placement, © Despo Thoma, Alexandra Androutsopoulou, Fragkiskos Valerios Tiniakos, Pantelis Dimopoulos

Structural details and joints, © Despo Thoma, Alexandra Androutsopoulou, Fragkiskos Valerios Tiniakos, Pantelis Dimopoulos

Manufactured in Athens, to be transported via airline cargo and trucks to the EU capitals, © Despo Thoma, Alexandra Androutsopoulou, Fragkiskos Valerios Tiniakos, Pantelis Dimopoulos

Night view / Light, © Despo Thoma, Alexandra Androutsopoulou, Fragkiskos Valerios Tiniakos, Pantelis Dimopoulos