HELEXPO PAVILION 2007

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description architectural exhibition curation and design
category exhibition
location Thessaloniki, Greece
built area 500 m²
design team

Stephan Buerger, Demetra Katsota, Tassos Govatsos, Thanassis Manis, Ioannis Poularakis

graphic design

Olga Simeoforidou

client ΔΟΜΕΣ
design year 2007

A public exhibition was staged by ΔΟΜΕΣ in collaboration with the Architectural Association of Thessaloniki and HELEXPO, at the Corona building within the Thessaloniki International Fair grounds, during the 24th Infacoma International Fair, 22-25 February, 2007.

The exhibition put on show all the designs submitted to the European Architectural Competition for Concepts regarding the design of a model complex of vacation houses in Skroponeri of PROTEAS S.A. and ΔΟΜΕΣ, comprising 156 panels in total. The competing designs addressed vacation housing with impressive seriousness and creativity, proving that holding a competition for a private project is entirely justified, and could be the optimal method for improving quality of life and architecture in Greece.

A number of items from the previous architectural competition, organized jointly by ΔΟΜΕΣ and GEK S.A. were also presented alongside the public launching of the 102XMetagourgeion publication launching.

As a building, the Corona pavilion had been originally designed mainly for gatherings rather than exhibitions, with continuous openings in its perimeter, therefore its interior had to be remodeled, so as to render it suitable for an architectural exhibition. The design involved the construction of an autonomous prism of translucent polycarbonate within the existing shell. This served simultaneously as a mounting and illumination device for the drawings of the PROTEAS S.A. exhibition, delineating the perimeter of the exhibition space within which, the visitors would circulate. Within the exhibition space proper, a tall, black painted mdf rectangular box, offered the adequate lighting conditions for the projection and enjoyment of the 102 x Metaxourgeion publication. Two, five meter long black objects served as stands during the four days of the exhibition and as a long table for the panel of the public discussion held on the last day.


Title Year Type Locaction Country
HOUSES A·2 2014 residential, hospitality Paros Greece
FERANT GARDEN APARTMENT 2017 residential Ljubljana Slovenia
CING LABORATORY BUILDING 2018 public Nicosia Cyprus
STUDENT STUDIOS PATRAS 2007 residential Patras Greece
PX SIX THRESHOLDS 2012 public Athens Greece
HOUSE B 2014 residential Crete Greece
HOUSE L 2016 residential, research Antiparos Greece
LANDHOTEL SILVESTAR 2016 commercial, residential, hospitality Motovun Croatia
AS IF 2014 residential, research Mykonos Greece
HOUSE E 2016 residential Artemida Greece
UNIVERSITY LIBRARY GRAZ 2015 public Graz Austria
HOUSE T 2016 residential Antiparos Greece
HOUSE H 2012 residential Corfu Greece
KURA CULTURAL CENTRE 2013 public Mingachevir Azerbaijan
THREE SPACES 2013 exhibition Athens Greece
KUBAN RIVERSIDE HOTEL 2013 commercial, hospitality Krasnodar Russia
STUDENT STUDIOS THESSALONIKI 2017 residential Thessaloniki Greece
HOUSE A+B 2008 residential Paros Greece
COOP BANK HEADQUARTERS 2012 commercial Nicosia Cyprus
PX THREE CORNERS 2012 public Athens Greece
AUSTRIAN AMBASSADOR RESIDENCE 2013 residential Athens Greece
COASTAL DOMAINS 2017 exhibition Athens Greece
ANNENHEIM CUBES 2012 residential, hospitality Treffen Austria
FERLACH TECHNICAL SCHOOL 2016 public Ferlach Austria
CASPIAN SEA RESORT 2012 public, residential, masterplan, hospitality Baku Azerbaijan
6 VOIDS: PXATHENS 2012 exhibition Venice Italy
BELGIAN EMBASSY 2009 public Athens Greece
CAUCASUS CONFERENCE CENTRE 2012 public Qabala Azerbaijan
GERMAN SCHOOL ATHENS 2017 public Athens Greece
LAKE APARTMENTS 2012 residential Bodensdorf Austria
PX ATHENS 2012 public, masterplan Athens Greece
LARNACA AGORA 2011 public Larnaca Cyprus
NOVARA ELEMENTARY SCHOOL 2018 public Vienna Austria
OFFICE A 2010 commercial Athens Greece
HBWBC SCHOOL 2010 public Vienna Austria
DASOUPOLI HIGH SCHOOL 2010 public Nicosia Cyprus
RATHAUSPARK 2009 public Vienna Austria
TOWNHOUSE K 2009 residential Nafplion Greece
VILLA W1 2008 residential Corfu Greece
HELLENIC PARLIAMENT 2008 research Athens Greece
KYRIAZI DEVELOPMENT 2008 commercial, residential Athens Greece
GERMAN DEVELOPMENT 2008 masterplan Sofia Bulgaria
SUPERSTORE V 2008 commercial Athens Greece
MELINA PAVILION 2007 exhibition Athens Greece
GLEISDORF DEVELOPMENT 2007 residential Gleisdorf Austria
HELEXPO PAVILION 2007 exhibition Thessaloniki Greece
VILLA S 2006 residential Vienna Austria
VERTICAL ATTICA 2006 masterplan, research Attica Greece
SCHLOSSMUSEUM 2006 public Linz Austria
EXHIBITION 102x 2006 exhibition Athens Greece
HOUSE M 2004 residential Athens Greece
SKYWALK BRIDGE 2004 public Vienna Austria
HELLENIKON PARK 2004 masterplan Athens Greece
DARNITSA DEVELOPMENT 2003 commercial Kiev Ukraine
TRANSITIONAL INTERSTICES 2003 residential Ano Liosia Greece