CULTURE

Architectural show at the Metro

Athenian commuters will have the opportunity to see the evolution of Greece’s architecture in the third Biennale of Young Architects which is currently on display at the Syntagma Metro station. The show – comprising 38 works including photographs, models and video projections that were selected from 130 projects submitted by 87 people up to 45 years of age – is aimed at acquainting the public with the work of the country’s new architects and increasing their awareness of matters of style in the urban environment. Places of Nomadic Residence, running until December 28, has been organized by the Hellenic Institute of Architecture in cooperation with the Greek Cultural Heritage Organization, one of the leading organizers of events for the 2001-2004 Cultural Olympiad. As a whole, the exhibition develops the concept of speed as a new dimension in design and spatial awareness, within the framework of modern life’s social, economic and technological demands. The architects whose work is on display want to stress the ways in which technology has dramatically transformed the contemporary urban experience, by incorporating the changes into their studies. As part of this quest they have designed public buildings, private residences, industrial objects, projects for international architectural competitions, and even experimental studies that reflect their own personal answers to the changes being experienced in modern times. The works were selected by a committee of eminent architects comprising Spyros Amourgis, Giorgos Manetas, Vassiliki Petridou, Giorgos Panetsos and Rena Sakellaridou. Modern castaways