The Athens Olympic Games were accompanied by a cultural program that took place in public spaces throughout the city.
KERYKES are multifunctional platforms that generate a broad variety of programs and events. Placed in peripheral areas, where shopping, production and living miss a cultural institution or social space, KERYKES offer a new location for local citizens and visitors of the Olympic Games. These event structures have a daily rhythm that adjusts to everyday patterns like shopping and commuting as well as to special events and leisure activities. With KERYKES as activity generators, community activity and tourist events melt into one special moment of interaction.
KERYKES are unprogrammed structures that provoke all different kinds of activity. Internet cafes, daytime sleeping areas, exhibitions and consulting offices might be a possible addition to the shopping and commuting ritual. Fun sports, open air movies and theaters add another layer of attraction onto this part of the city. KERYKES call on the people of Athens to realize certain events for a limited time. One or more structures can be placed next to each other. Each KERYX can be rotated to serve different needs. In combination with each other a complex set of an activity landscape offer highly differentiated spaces.
City of Athens
Partner in charge:
Jürgen Mayer H.
Lydia Tiesemann and Büro Elward & Lattermann