Greek Pavilion at EXPO 2008
Academic project, 2007

Design of the greek pavilion at EXPO 2008 through a convergence of the concepts of Greekness and Universality.

The suggested design emerges from the study of the spatial and constructional form of the ship and the notional extensions of this intermediate space that provides the means for sea travel.
The primary structure of a buoyant is comprised by two vessels that preform a double role: spatial and structural.The first vessel utilizes the form and suggestive function of the hull while the second vessel develops both within and without the first vessel and refers to areas for dinning and other functions for the passengers and crew.
The proposed timber frame is based on a grid of horizontal and vertical elements of various proportions and are composed in a variety of styles.

The rhythm of repetition of the elements defines the successions of light and shadow inside the pavilion. The second vessel is set out on the grid lines of the first vessel leading to the creation of a stable form that is comprised of 'moveable' elements (floors, separators, staircases).

The relation of the outer to the inner space is in constant tension because of the multiple openings and the juxtaposition of open and close spaces. The external routes surround the internal area and allow perimetrical movement on both upper and lower levels of the pavilion, with the staircases reinforcing the connection internally.

Group project in collaboration with Katerina Koutsogianni.

Evelyn Gavrilou(Architect, Professor at the University of Thessaly)
George Triantafillidis (Architect and Urban designer, Professor at the University of Thessaly)




Ifigeneia Dilaveraki