Minion Temporary Facade

2016

Architects: Maria Kokkinou, Andreas Kourkoulas
Associate:  Tassos Ringas
Artwork:
Giannis Kottis

MINION is one of the historic buildings in the center of Athens which was originally a shopping center. After a devastating fire the building was destroyed and abandoned. Through our interventions it regained a new temporary facade. This facade is a blown to scale art piece by renowned Greek artist Yiannis Kottis.

The vibrant painting allows for the once decaying image of the building to be reversed. At 28 meters height and 140 meters perimeter the painting covers 4000 sq.m. and becomes a colourful surprise in the grey dominated urban environment.