• An existing cinema has been renovated into a functionally complete cinema space. The design of the cinema and the use of materials was directed to incorporate a specific character expressing the choice of films projected (mainly alternative cinema).

    The cinema is accessed through an arcade on Syngrou Ave. The foyer space, which is made up by the open ticket-box, the bar and the entrances to the auditorium and secondary spaces, is at a lower level compared to the street. A small lobby leads to the auditorium that contains 203 seats.

    Essential feature was to create the possibility for the foyer to operate as an autonomous space, allowing for functions such a meeting space and to host cultural events, apart from the screening of films, thus inviting for a longer stay than just a snack during the break.

  • Οι χώροι του υφιστάμενου κινηματογράφου ανασχεδιάστηκαν με στόχο να δημιουργηθεί ένας εύχρηστος και ενιαίος λειτουργικά χώρος. Ο σχεδιασμός του κινηματογράφου και η επιλογή των υλικών εκφράζουν μια δεδομένη άποψη για την αρχιτεκτονική, σε συνάρτηση με την επιλογή των ταινιών, που θα προβάλλονται στην αίθουσα (κυρίως ταινίες ‘Σινεφίλ’).

    Η είσοδος πραγματοποιείται από τη στοά στη Λεωφ. Συγγρού. Το ανοιχτό ταμείο, το κυλικείο και οι είσοδοι στην αίθουσα και στους λοιπούς χώρους συνθέτουν το χώρο υποδοχής σε ένα χαμηλότερο επίπεδο σε σχέση με το δρόμο. Μικρός προθάλαμος οδηγεί στην αίθουσα η οποία διαθέτει 203 θέσεις.

    Βασική αρχή για το φουαγιέ ήταν η δημιουργία ενός αυτοτελούς χώρου, με τη δυνατότητα της λειτουργίας του τόσο ως τόπος συνάντησης, όσο και με τη φιλοξενία πολιτιστικών γεγονότων.

mikrokosmos cinema by GFRA
mikrokosmos cinema by GFRA
mikrokosmos cinema by GFRA
mikrokosmos cinema by GFRA
mikrokosmos cinema by GFRA
“the foyer operates as an autonomous space, thus inviting for a longer stay than just a snack during the break”
mikrokosmos cinema by GFRA
mikrokosmos cinema by GFRA
outside of mikrokosmos cinema by GFRA


Koukaki, Athens

Mikrokosmos Entertainment SA

2004, completed 2004

design team
Tasos Gousis
Joost Frijda
Eddie Roberts

Fotis Traganoudakis

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