Velestino Town Hall
Competition 2nd Prize
Design Study: M. Kokkinou, A. Kourkoulas
Collaborating Architect’s Office: Antonia Panou
Associates Architects: Y. Nikopoulos, K. Papandreou
Our proposal for the town hall of Velestino, other than serving, functionally, the required needs, it serves as a tribute to two important elements that are carried in the memory of that place. Riga Fereo and Iperia Krini.
Water as appearing in Ipereia Krini (high fountain) was a key feature in the design of the building. The inclined lot led us in the development of a stone-covered slop that collects water and guide them to flow over a free standing wall, in the entrance of the town hall.
The entrance space will serve as a tribute to Riga, and especially to his deal with chartography as a means of depiction of history. The free standing wall with the fountain will be the place of the repousse representation of Rigas’ map.