k-studio | 希臘Dexamenes海濱度假酒店
Architecture practice k-studio completes the transformation of an abandoned wine factory on the west coast of mainland greece with the dexamenes seaside hotel.The history of Dexamenes dates back to the “Era of Currants”. Since the liberation of Greece in 1830, the cultivation of currants took on impressive dimensions as the main export of the Greek Kingdom.
But when the “Currants’ Crisis” broke out in 1910, the trade of currants collapsed and the need to convert the unsold stock into alternative products, such as wine, was born. This was when the first wineries and distilleries were created. Dexamenes was built literally on the sea so that the ships could be loaded with wine via pipes constructed as a platform on the beach of Kourouta, and then set sail for the major overseas markets.
k-studio worked to emphasize the raw materiality of the site, avoiding the introduction of any alien elements or materials. this design strategy guided the studio in the definition of its palette of concrete, steel, and engineered glass with the addition of timber as a reference to the project’s nautical context.
The design serves to contrast and balance the old and new by using a contemporary, industrial palette. the structure is characterized by two concrete blocks divided lengthwise into two rows of ten storage tanks measuring approximately five by six meters. k-studio made use of these tanks in the planning of a row of hotel rooms, opening outward toward the sea.
the point of entry to the dexamenes seaside hotel is situated behind the row of tanks beneath a canopied pavilion-like space. glass partitions open fully onto the concrete pavilion leading toward a reception area. k-studio comments on the atmosphere of the seaside hotel: ‘you sense the weight of the history of the site from the surrounding concrete buildings yet you are lifted by the energy of this new, light-filled space and, as you move through to the bar and lounge, by your first view of the sea.’
項目名稱：dexamenes seaside hotel
設計團隊：dimitris karampatakis, marivenia chiotopoulou, dimitris sotiropoulos, giorgos dimitrakopoulos, christina stamouli
攝影：claus brechenmacher & reiner bauman