Dwelling the Temple, a Complex dedicated to Classical Music

  • Prize
    Winner in Architectural Design Others
  • Company/Firm
    Yanniotis & Associates | Architects & Consulting Engineers
  • Lead Designer
    Constantinos Yanniotis
  • Other Designer(s)
    Konstantinos Xanthopoulos
  • Photo Credit
    Yanniotis & Associates
  • Location
    Ano Koufonisi Island, Cyclades Island Complex, Greece
  • Architect
    Constantinos Yanniotis
  • Interior Designer
    Yanniotis & Associates
  • Developer
    Koufonisia Classical Music Festival
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This project is about a proposal for the Koufonisia Classical Music Festival Complex located at Ano Koufonisi Island of the Cyclades islands Complex aiming at the cultural upgrade of the region. The Development consists of a circular Theater and Musical Stage along with its facilities and three small residences that host the musicians who participate at the event. The conceptualization of the project has been defined by the spatial reinterpretation of places that play a unique role in the history of Architecture and Cultural expression such as the Temple, the Theater, and the Residence.

The buildings draw their inspiration from the Greek Cross Temple Typology with the implementation of the corresponding facade forms and plan arrangement, thus reflecting a spiritual and peaceful atmosphere.
The Residences are composed around a central courtyard, which is dissolved in smaller private yards, each belonging to the corresponding residence. This arrangement enhance the communal living of the Residents and encourages social participation. The Theater has an advantageous location with regards to the unobstracted South views over the sea and the port of Koufonisi village.

Constantinos Yanniotis graduated from the School of Architecture NTUA in 2011, following his studies of Mechanical & Aeronautical Engineering at the University of Patras (2003). Since then, he has been practicing as an Architect at the Yanniotis & Associates Architectural Bureau, having an expertise in Inclusive Design. In its long-lasting activity, the Bureau has completed a significant number of projects – of both small and large scale – in various fields of building design and urban planning (residential buildings, office spaces, industrial buildings, tourist facilities, golf resorts & spor

Other prizes
01_2019, Good Practise 2019, Design-for-All Foundation Awards 2020, Barcelona/Spain 02_2020, Iron Award, A' Design Awards 2019-2020, Italy 03_2020, Shortlisted, S.ARCH Awards, Tokyo/Japan 04_2020, Honorable Mention, DNA Paris Design Awards, Paris/France 05_2020, 2nd Award, International Residential Awards 2020, The Architecture Community 06_2020, Shortlisted, THE PLAN Awards 2020, Italy 07_2020, Winner, Green Apple Award for the Built Environment and Architectural Heritage 08_2020, 1st Award, Rethinking the Future-Architecture, Construction & Design Awards 2020/India 09_2020, Silver Award, International Association for Universal Design Awards 2020, Tokyo-Japan 10_2020, 1st Winner, Architect of the Year 2020 Awards, The Architecture Community 11_2021, Winner, Green Good Design Awards 2021, The Chicago Athenaeum Museum for Architecture and Design 12_2021,Winner,Paris DNA Design Awards 2021 13_2021,Honorable Mention, Best Practice, International Design-for-All Foundation Awards 2021