Athens College Model

Athens College Model

Athens Selection and Perspectives

Athens Selection and Perspectives

Athens Site Plan

Athens Site Plan

Athens College

Athens College

Athens College

Classrooms gathered by grade around small courts terrace uphill from the entry below up to the large court on the upper terrace. A continuous colonnade surrounding this open space orders and links the shared activities such as science classrooms and Library which sits at the head. The eastern end of the cross axis is terminated by a roof terrace on the Cafeteria. The west end remains open to the playfield and athletic facilities. The urban strategy and the form of individual buildings are related to important Greek precedents both vernacular, such as the repetitive order of houses in island villages, and classical, such as temple precincts and Hellenistic city centers.

The primary material and structure is lime washed concrete. Roofs are covered in lead coated copper which weathers to a dull grey and is characteristic of domed and vaulted roofs in the region.

Location
Kantzas (near Athens), Greece

Program
Elementary School

Size
65,000 square feet

Cost
$6.0 million

Completed
1986
Limited Competition