FOUNTAIN OF YOUTH

FOUNTAIN OF YOUTH

CONCEPT

VISUAL

LOCATION

KOTZIA SQUARE, ATHENS, GREECE

YEAR

2012

TYPE

CULTURAL-URBAN

STATUS

INVITATION-ATHENS VOICE

SIZE

8673 m2

The project is the design of a public water feature in the centre of Athens. We did not want to create another static fountain, a public object of adoration, but a visit able structure that would appear like a mythical enclosure detached from pragmatic doctrines and closer to the realm of the dream. The fountain changes periodically in elevation as the amoeba triangle tray is detached from the ground and is elevated 4 meters above revealing a hidden visit able cavity. The tranquil pond becomes a dramatic waterfall and kinesis succeeds stasis as light succeeds darkness. Athens does not only crave for hope and vision but also for the resurrection of the dream.

“A fountain brings us peace, joy and restful sensuality and reaches the epitome of its very essence when by its power to bewitch it will stir dreams of distant worlds.”
Luis Baragan

PRINCIPAL ARCHITECT

KOIS STELIOS

PROJECT LEADER

NIKOS PATSIAOURAS

DESIGN TEAM

  • MARIELINA STAVROU
  • PHILIPPOS MANOLAS
  • KONSTANTINOS GIANNAKIS