Status: "Bodies of water" Greek participation Catalogue, 18th International Architecure Exhibition, "La Biennale di Venezia"
Architect: Leonidas Papalampropoulos, Georgia Syriopoulou
Dimitra Bitini, Lydia Kiprioti, Eleni Mavridou
The year 2033. Following the recession years, Athens seemed to quickly rebound thanks to an ever-increasing touristic interest and a surge of foreign investments. The application of the Special Economic Zone policy in accordance with the 2024 International Leisure Agreement led to the formation of the 1st Leisure Enclave that contributed to the 25% increase of the National GDP. Due to social and political turbulence in the Leisure Enclave the government is forced to relocate the Federal District from the city center to the newly developed Southern Coastal Area, a plan that is unveiled in the public presentation of the New Hellenic Parliament.
The story contains altered excerpts from:
Monogram (tv documentary) – Georges Candilis
Ecumenopolis Tomorrow’s City – Constantinos A. Doxiadis
Manifesto of Futurism – Filippo Tommaso Marinetti
Madness and Civilization: A History of Insanity in the Age of Reason – Michel Foucault
Αρχείον – Leonidas Papalampropoulos, Georgia Syriopoulou
A City with two Climates – Leonidas Papalampropoulos, Georgia Syriopoulou
Body Rituals In Common Grounds, Diploma Thesis Project, University of Patras – Lydia Kiprioti
Superman Archives Volume 2-Jerry Siegel & Joe Shuster
Modern Architecture since 1900 – William J. R. Curtis
The stories, characters and incidents featured in the publication are entirely fictional.