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description installation at the Greek participation in the 13th International Architecture Exhibition, La Biennale di Venezia
category Exhibition
location Venice, Italy
built area various m²
Design Team

Stephan Buerger, Demetra Katsota

Exhibition Curators

Panos Dragonas, Anna Skiada


Yiorgis Yerolymbos, Babis Louizidis

design year 2012
completion year

Buerger Katsota Architects’ installation in the Hellenic Pavilion at the the 13th International Architecture Exhibition at the Venice Biennale constitutes a 1:1 transposition of six spaces for play in Athens’ centre. Within the exhibition context each artefact undertakes a double function which relates to the human body and the experience of the space and the exhibits. Each object is constructed with the prescribed materials for the actual space for play in Athens’ centre and is placed respectively in the exhibition space within six voids that relate to the real urban condition of the real site, in the real city.

At the very entrance of the exhibition, the marble and playtop clad artefact PXA 02 'Hill’s Plateaus', invites the visitor to step upon and perceive the exhibition from above and in its entirety. The glass reinforced concrete PXA 01 'Six Thresholds' artefact, framed by neighbouring structures on its two sides, allows the cross crawling and sliding in the same way the pedestrian street on the foothills of the Acropolis allows its crossing. The 300mm powder coated horizontal steel tube of PXA 06 'Forest Square', is positioned at the corner of a block and of the exhibition, becoming a sitting for two viewers of the opposite video projections. The playtop clad PXA 04 'Three Corners' artefact -the transposition of a wall for leaning- allows the visitor to lean back and view the exhibits across. On the back side of the exhibition, the three-sided playtop clad PXA 03 'Lot' artefact allows three visitors to sit and view the exhibits on the opposite three sides. At the far end of the exhibition, the metal frame with a woven rope net of PXA 05 'Secret Garden' artefact refers to a magic carpet, providing sitting for two visitors sited back to back or for one visitor laying.

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K314 OFFICE BUILDING 2021 Offices Athens Greece
ROLLING GREENS - VILLAS B 2019 Hospitality, Residential Messinia Greece
HOUSE E 2016 Residential Artemida Greece
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HOUSES A·2 2015 Residential, Hospitality Paros Greece
ROLLING GREENS - VILLAS A 2019 Hospitality, Residential Messinia Greece
ONE ATHENS APARTMENT 2021 Residential Athens Greece
ANNENHEIM CUBES 2012 Residential, Hospitality Annenheim Austria
RESTAURANT THALERSEE 2020 Public, Hospitality Graz Austria
STUDENT STUDIOS THESSALONIKI 2016 Residential Thessaloniki Greece
HOUSE H 2012 Residential Corfu Greece
BELGIAN EMBASSY ATHENS 2008 Public Athens Greece
VILLA S 2006 Residential Vienna Austria
OKZT OFFICES & APARTMENTS 2019 Offices Klagenfurt Austria
HOUSE A+B 2008 Residential Paros Greece
MAYRHOFEN STATION 2018 Public Mayrhofen Austria
UNIVERSITY LIBRARY GRAZ 2015 Public Graz Austria
PENINSULA 2019 Residential, Hospitality Paros Greece
VILLA W1 2008 Residential Corfu Greece
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HOUSE B 2014 Residential Chania Greece
RATHAUSPARK PAVILION 2009 Public Vienna Austria
PX ATHENS 2012 Public, Masterplan Athens Greece
PX THREE CORNERS 2012 Public Athens Greece
HOUSE L 2016 Residential, Research Antiparos Greece
PX SIX THRESHOLDS 2012 Public Athens Greece
DASOUPOLI HIGH SCHOOL 2010 Public Nicosia Cyprus
CASPIAN SEA RESORT 2012 Masterplan Baku Azerbaijan
HOUSE T 2016 Residential Antiparos Greece
FERLACH TECHNICAL SCHOOL 2016 Public Ferlach Austria
OFFICE A 2009 Offices Athens Greece
CAUCASUS CONFERENCE CENTRE 2012 Public Qabala Azerbaijan
SUPERSTORE V 2008 Commercial Athens Greece
KYRIAZI DEVELOPMENT 2008 Commercial, Residential Kifisia Greece
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NOVARA ELEMENTARY SCHOOL 2018 Public, Educational Vienna Austria
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