Media Literacy Center

NTUA Architecture, Athens, Greece

Diploma Thesis, November 2014

Advisers: Sofia Tsiraki, Costas Caradimas, Irene Klampatsea

Team: Gesthimani Roumpani

Since 1997, the city of Pyrgos experiences a cultural outburst through the Olympia Film Festival every December. This project aims at permanentizing the effects the Festival has on the city, while accomodating all spatial needs for media education. The design emerged as a combination of contextual & algorithmic parameters, and experiential knowledge of the Festival’s mechanisms.


The impact of the Diploma Thesis has been immense on the local community. Its research basis and final proposal have been used as leverage for the institutionalization of the Festival by the Greek Parliament. As a result, in early 2018, the funding for actually erecting a media literacy center was approved by the Government and the Region of Western Greece.

Physical model.

[DATA ANALYSIS]

[SITE ANALYSIS]

[METHODOLOGY]

Exterior rendering.

Basement plan.

First floor plan.

Second floor plan.

Longitudinal section.

Cross section.

Cross section.

Longitudinal section.

Exterior elevation.

Exterior elevation.

Exterior elevation.

Physical model.

Open air cinema.

Screening room.

Screening room.

 © 2020 by Gesthimani Roumpani

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