Six d.o.g.s garden
The intervention in the garden of the six d.o.g.s. cultural centre in Athens, returns the site to its natural state.
In a city that systematically builds on its fragmented open space, the 600 square metre garden supports the operation of a busy cafe and bar with a few key moves that merge with the natural setting. A wooden bar and wooden furniture, plus simple lights hanging from the trees, makes for all the equipment, allowing for a rare sense of the 'situation of nature' that is so missing in the area. Colourful 'dressing' of select trees heightens their presence. The garden as about space before human intervention, a place about the pleasure of nature and the appreciation of the void.
program: outdoors cafe
area: 600 m2
budget: 50 000 euros
location: Monastiraki, Athens
team: Konstantinos Pantazis, Marianna Rentzou, Beth Hughes, Alkmini Petraki