The design proposal focuses on the concept of a museum of history - not original historical exhibits. The design principle is based on the spatio-psychoanalytic concept of lack (deeply routed in Greek culture) as a critique against the notions of 'collection'/ 'acquisition'. Both as sense of loss of original pieces as well as creative spatial process, lack, led to the formulation of a new museological approach integrating exhibition and builiding into one. Spatiality is conceived, psychoanalytically, as the mode of history, and highlighted both as the major diachronic documentation of Greek civilisation (recurring, homeomorphing, collocating) and the main concept of the building: a spatial monument as opposed to a symbolic memorial.
The Exhibition and Research Centre, the Art & Education Centre for Children and the Museum of the Hellenic World are the three major complexes which form the Cultural Park of the Hellenic Cosmos (CPHC).
|client: Foundation of the Hellenic World (FHW) Pireaus Str., Athens
design: ANAMORPHOSIS ARCHITECTS
spatial museology: ANAMORPHOSIS ARCHITECTS
exhibition director / museologist:
historic research: Dimitris Kakabouras Professor of History
FHW Historians team
history of architecture consultant:
structural engineer: Manos Kyriazis