Cultural & Sports Centre in Xanthi

Cultural |& Sports Centre|in Xanthi

The wedge-shaped building, with its inclined intersecting surfaces, derives from the analysis of the surrounding terrain, characterized by stone blocks interrupting the flat topography. These rocky masses compose unique earthly forms scattered across the landscape. Subsequently, the design aimed for a non-defined geometry that seems to be constantly changing. The building’s shell, made of bare concrete, accommodates a lecture hall, a library and reading room, a gym hall and a canteen, while there are also open-air sports grounds and a playground. The indoor functions are organized in a manner that makes use of the building’s sloped roof in the best way.

Client: Prodromos Emphietzoglou
Location: Xanthi, Thrace, Greece
Photographs: Charalambos Louizidis, Katerina Glinou

Design: 1999-2000
Construction: 2000-2001
Area: 620 m2

The wedge-shaped building, with its inclined intersecting surfaces, derives from the analysis of the surrounding terrain, characterized by stone blocks interrupting the flat topography.
Cultural & Sports Centre in Xanthi
The wedge-shaped building, with its inclined intersecting surfaces, derives from the analysis of the surrounding terrain, characterized by stone blocks interrupting the flat topography.
The wedge-shaped building, with its inclined intersecting surfaces, derives from the analysis of the surrounding terrain, characterized by stone blocks interrupting the flat topography.
Cultural_&_Sports_Centre, Xanthi, Potiropoulos+Partners
The wedge-shaped building, with its inclined intersecting surfaces, derives from the analysis of the surrounding terrain, characterized by stone blocks interrupting the flat topography.