Center of Rhythmic Gymnastic and Athletic Dance
St. Dionysius of Piraeus
The subject of the Diploma Thesis is the design of a technologically modern building that will bring together sports dance and the Rhythmic gymnastics and will serve needs, either in the field of rhythmic training (for the National Team of Rhythmic Gymnastics) or host national dance games. Piraeus was chosen as one of the most important ports in Europe and a focal point for local transport. More specifically, the building is located in the area of Agios Dionysius, a mainly industrial area. The site is located on Methoni Street, in an area that is currently being re-constructed, as well as the historic factories there, whose use is adapted to the modern needs of the area. Two concrete pillars connected with a metal bridge will constitute the main volume of the building. In the shortest of the two fixed volumes, which is intended for public function, there is a venue for events, while the rhythmic gymnastics training is taking place. In the tallest of the solid volumes, the administration, the practice, the gym, and the emergency room are housed. The metal bridge, linking these two blocks, serves the basic function of the building, with four dance rooms where the lessons are held, while a corridor crossing it, connects the two fixed blocks of the building. Besides being considered an ideal material for the bridging of the opening, metal is chosen for the construction of the bridge, in order for the building to be In accordance with the industrial character of the area, as well as to help preserve the industrial memory of the place.