Our survey identified two points at the program that negates the study. Kanari str. cuts the effective communication of the site with the new museum. By degrading it , we achieve the absolute and consistent unification of the two sites, and their programs. The second point, which our survey identified as a problem, is the location and volume of the existing building. On the one hand the volume is of disproportionate scale of the urban front, that is located behind the intervention area.

On the other hand the very close proximity from the front creates lighting and viewing problems. In the context of this concern the demolition of the existing building was decided (either way a substantial interference with the existing structure would be too costly).The triangular shape of the proposed new building for the offices and the warehouses with the new position - at remote from the boundary of the rear neighborhood improves the natural lighting and ventilation, while at the same time enables the view to the sea. The shape and orientation of the building enhances the natural light inside, as the light enters from all 3 sides-south, east and west.

Moreover, the curves on the roof of the new building resemble the rippling sea and contribute to the collection of rainwater through a water management system. So associatively the building with the port, while it establishes a new landmark for the city of Piraeus. The new museum occupies an underground level, thus creating a direct reference to the idea of the archaelogical excavation. The visitor is invited to submerge into the landscape through a ramp a to enter a buried, ancient world.

The overlapping landscape is folding to accommodate for the restaurant and the multi purpose hall, while serving as a connecting surface between the plot itself, the archaelogical site and the adjoining neighbourhood. Part of the landscape is planted, creating a public green space while the rest utilizes coarser textures, directly referring to the Ietionian gate archaeological site.

The building includes : showrooms for permanent and temporary exhibitions, venues for educational programs, offices, guest service areas, a restaurant, an amphitheatre, and other assistant rooms.


Pavlos Chatziangelidis founded 314 architecture studio in 2004. He studied civil engineering in National Technical University of Athens 1996-2002 and architecture engineering in The University of Thessaly 2006-2012. In 2004 he acquired a Master of Arts degree in design. The name 314 of the studio, is inspired from the mathematic symbol π = 3,14 that is used to count the area of the circle. This reference is related to the philosophical dimension of the concept of the circle. The basic characteristic of his design beside the ecological, social and programmatic dimensions of the project, is the creation of a shell that urges the user to experience an abstraction.


H_3 house in Athens:
Official Nomination for 2015 Mies Van der Rohe European Union prize.
Official Nomination for 2015 Piraneski Dnevi International awards.
H_3 was among '20 most popular projects' on the worlds most visited architecture magazine 'Archdaily' for 2013.
First prize on "30 Years of Architecture" by KTIPIO for 2016.

H_34 apartments in voula:
Official Nomination for 8th Greek Architecture Biennale.

C_29 optical shop:
Architizer A Awards 2016 "Special Mention"

Other distinctions:
1st prize Exploring the boundaries awards. 1st prize 2013 'Greek Architects' website thesis awards.

Our work has been presented in many Architecture exhibitions and has been published in worlds most popular books, magazines and websites. Our H_3 project has been filmed on documentary for Argentina and Katar television.
The studio has published it's works on worlds most popular international architecture magazines and newspapers such as: • Archdaily • Designboom • Dezeen • Architizer


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