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MULTI-PURPOSE HALL
AT THE OPEN-AIR WATER-POWER MUSEUM AT DIMITSANA

The study is for a Multi-Purpose Building for the Open-air Water-Power Museum.  The ruins are at present unprotected and exposed to the ravages of time. In order to preserve and enhance them, a study was undertaken for a structure to supplement the ruin and provide the museum with a multi-purpose area with laboratories and storerooms to meet the needs of the  its educational activities.
The main area is a roofed space two storeys high, open on the west side, which serves as the semi-open entrance to the Multi-Purpose Building. An important feature of this area is that it is essentially a vestibule. This is emphasised by three staircases of varying significance at this point. Directly opposite to the entrance is the main wooden staircase leading to the foyer of the building, at the left a narrow stairway made of reinforced concrete, leading to the basement of the storeroom, and at the right, a wide stairway unifying this area with the two on the lower level. On this level visitors may see the restored rooms of the old tannery, where the entire permanent pre-industrial equipment is preserved in excellent condition. 

2005 - 2007
client Piraeus Bank Group
Cultural Foundation
collaboration Yannis Kizis, Aris Masouridis
project team Y. Kizis, A. Masouridis, D. Leventis
Civil Engineer  V. Varouxakis
Installations D. Varouxakis
construction L. Apostolidis & Partners