The proposal’s objective is the redesign of the overall area in architectural, urban, environmental and cultural terms that take into consideration the buildings to be preserved and their surrounding landscape. The design configures symbolically a nucleus of light, energy and cultural activities, which expand along two perpendiculars. Both new and existing buildings are related and organized according to these activities and axes. The entrance to the preserved building shell, which is now an industrial exhibition center, as well as the entrance to the new administration building, are oriented towards the big central yard, the core of the complex and the symbolic “nucleus of light, energy and activity”. [:enteam]Architects: Sofia Tsiraki, Thanasis Karachalios, Sotiris Karachalios, Magda Chambaloglou, Louisa-Maria Belemezi Consultant architect: Tassos Biris Collaborating Architects: Sofia Tzavella, Thodoris Sioutis (student) Structural Engineers: Pagonis-Chroneas-Kinatos 3D renderings: K-rendering Year: 2018

The proposal configures an overall redesign of the total dock area of “Adrias”, whose identity is redefined by this landmark Passenger Terminal. The design follows environmental and low-energy consumption guidelines, and it establishes the distinct shape and form of the building: “Sea aura”: The first design gesture is configuration of the roof, following the North-South direction. “Sails”: The undulating section of the roof across the East-West direction, allows for natural ventilation and controlled lighting. “Fishbone”: The structural system of the building is present in space, and its form is projected throughout the overall design. The design is “open” in top view and elevation: It is oriented towards the sea and welcomes visitors. It lowers as it reaches the adjacent town and, elevates towards the sea. [:enteam]Architects: Sofia Tsiraki (Assistant Professor National Technical University of Athens, Architect Engineer), Giannis Fragkakis (Architect Engineer), Lambrina Lirou (Student of Architecture), Danae Tseliou (Student of Architecture), Panagiotis Chondros (Student of Architecture) Structural Engineer: Nikolaos Detsis (Civil Engineer, AUTH) Geotechnical Engineer: Petros Laskaratos (Civil Engineer, University of Patras) Mechanical Engineer: Georgios Kontzamanis (Mechanical Engineer, NTUA) 3D Renderings: Giannis Fragkakis (Architect Engineer, NTUA), Thodoris Chronis (Artist, ASFA) Designed: 2017

The concept configures a continuous upward and downward, winding and unwinding spiral motion, throughout the overall design. This motion complements the outline of the plot, and also establishes substantial connection of the New Cyprus Museum to the urban landscape of Nicosia and major public buildings in the area. The corpus of the Museum comprehensively follows this bilateral spiral expansion. The design configures a confined space for the outstanding Cypriot antiquities to be safely contained and exhibited, and at the same time gradually opens its inner space inviting the visitor to come in contact with these antiquities. It is a kind of basin which accommodates the exhibits with appropriate controlled light, and evenly occupying spaces above and below ground. In this way, the design significantly reduces the building mass projected on the surrounding urban landscape. Thus, an extensive open-air and lively public space is returned to the neighbourhood. The upward and downward motion of the building roof signifies a landmark that emerges from the ground and culminates in the pyramid light well. The roof configures an elevated archaeological promenade, a planted topography with open-air exhibitions and recreation areas above the Museum, which is thematically linked with the general sociocultural role of such a building within the Nicosia Cultural District. [:enteam] Architects: Sofia Tsiraki, Magda Chambaloglou, Stavros Koumoutsos, Achilleas Pliakos Consulting architect: Tassos Biris Collaborating architecture student: Panos Niarchos Designed: 2017

Participation in international architectural competition 2015. The proposal is configured in wings around a central social space that has the typology of the atrium that is run across by a linear diagonal route followin the East-West directrion. The decisive spatial significance of the diagonal is emphasised by the flow of running water along the same direction and the local windlow. These two elements, the running water and the windflow, as well as the planted open-air central space contribute to the bioclimatic funtion of the Medical School. A promenade follows the interior facades of the wings along a spiral expansion around the atrium. This movement adds to the social and pedagogical function of the School as a space for gathering, communication and activity. [:enteam] Equal collaboration with K. Kyriakides and Associates Architects: Kyriakos Kyriakides, Stavros Gyftopoulos Collaborating Architects: Danae Papavasiliou, Dimitris Sagonas, Evgenia Tsagaraki Anastasios Biris Architectural Office: Tassos Biris, Sofia Tsiraki Collaborating Architects: Magda Chambaloglou, Stavros Koumoutsos, Panos Mantzios

The project comprises a redesign of an existing modernistic building into a museum and open public spaces near the adjacent archaeological site along the Piraeus Cultural Coast. Urban design is proposed as a restoration of the natural slope of the ground, allowing for this new topogaphy to configure public spaces, pedestrian and soft traffic flows. These promenades form an L-shape that encloses the museum and concludes at the entrance to the archaeological site. The focal point of the proposed urban landscape is an extensive, elevated patio with a view of the Piraeus Port. The museum is landmarked by its steel roof inclining over new and existing structures that create an interior of multilevel arrangements of different functions and spaces. [:enteam] Architects: Sofia Tsiraki, Magda Chambaloglou, Stavros Koumoutsos Consulting Architect: Tassos Biris

The design originates from the ground as its natural extension, through short concrete planted planes, creating a first, robust, chthonic receptor. A second one comes up, by timber frame construction, with proportionate inclined banks forming the central exhibition core for Argo. As a magnified spatial offset of the ship, the construction protectively surrounds it, and rises up above it. Thus, a landmark “non-building” with the sophisticated, fluid, non-Cartesian form of a “shuttle” is created, in correlation with the form of the ship in top view and elevation. The central space is adjoined with supplementary exhibitions and visitor facilities, while a multilevel perception of the ship is achieved through an upcoming course by a wooden mild ramp concluding at the café and the level of temporary exhibitions. On the axis of the Argo exhibition space, a multipurpose hall functions as a rest area with view of the ship, while it is proposed to plant a small “Dodonian” oak on top of it, as a mythic symbol. [:enteam] Architects: Sofia Tsiraki, Stavros Koumoutsos, Zoe Alexandropoulou Consulting Architect: Tassos Biris Collaborating Architect: Magda Chambaloglou

Participation in international architectural competition 2013. The proposal seeks to respond simultaneously on three interrelated issues (multiculturalism, innovation in education, sustainable design). The specific characteristic of the terrain, as a modulating receptor or a protected 'container' forms a natural cavity. The conceptual idea highlights the context and the natural cavity, and achieves to transcript this receptor to a natural "vessel of life", that maintains educational, social, cultural and bioclimatic features.
Thus the spiral swirling trace folds and unfolds around a center that forms an internal educational and “protected” social space and also, a natural cistern. The cistern collects rainwater from the terrain and the roofs of the buildings, and so the element of water is utilized as an essential factor of sustainable, bioclimatic design. [:enteam] Architects: Sofia Tsiraki, Katerina Daskalaki, Fotis Zapantiotis

Participation in international architectural competition 2012. The main idea of the proposal is the organising of the vast area of the port into zones of different spatial qualities (eg. soft or tough, planted or water surfaces) so that they may commonly contribute to a general open public space that penetrates the Museum interior. The renovation is configured by a spatial square-grid system that follows the pre-existing building structure, one that is also a reference to the grid urban tissue of Piraeus. [:enteam] Architects: Sofia Tsiraki, Eleni Giakoumaki, Afroditi Stathopoulou, Christos Chontos Collaborating architects: Manto Fytou, Charis Gerekos

Participation in international architectural competition 2012. The ascending or descending movement of the ramp (an open promenade along the major longitudinal axis of the building) attains a metaphorical meaning; Thus strongly referring to an «open chapter» (or «Avoin Luku» in Finnish). Or else, of a first «open chapter» and architectural comprehension of the library, as a complex articulation of spaces with distinct roles, relations and characteristics. Constant movement of the ramp is a strong sign of mobility: iIts zigzagging course, suspended in space, strongly differentiates it to the dominant horizontality of the neighboring buildings. It thus becomes a prominent symbolic sign of the Library, forming a distinct landmark within the city. [:enteam] Architects: Tassos Biris, Konstantinos Xanthopoulos, Sofia Tsiraki, Giorgos Aggelis Collaborating architects: Myrto Matala, Leda Kremmyda, Katerina Daskalaki, Magda Chambaloglou

Participation in architectural competition 2010. The Nikis Square is the most important central public space in the urban landscape of Kozani. It is a centre of everyday social activities, cultural and political assemblies and festivities. The proposal attempts to configure the square as an open-plan unified space so that it can function as an urban landmark, recognizable by the citizens. The architectural idea of the design proposed configures a fluid background that adapts to the existing urban terrain by making use of inclined planes around a central reference point. [:enteam] Architects: Sofia Tsiraki, Giota Dalaggeli, Georgia Daskalaki

The proposal attempts to attibute a special character to the public space; a character that is distinctive and recognizable by visitors and citizens. The design configures public spaces that are open to the public and allow for lively social activities. The public space is configured by rest areas and promenades that are incorporated in the general pedestrian network of the Municipality of Filothei. [:enteam] Architects: Lina Dima, Sofia Tsiraki Collaborating architects: Giorgos Anagnostakis, Chryssa Koumantou

The Municipal Hall is a strong and familiar landmark, a living part of the city and the focal point of social and political activity in Arkalochori. The design follows a kinetic zig-zag expansion of points and lines. The building functions are organised in two main L-shaped wings that configure open-air and public spaces of movement and social gatherings. [:enteam] Architects: Giota Dalaggeli, Sofia Tsiraki Collaborating architects: Giorgos Anagnostakis, Chryssa Koumantou

Participation in international architectural competition 2007. The museum is conceived as an "active excavation site". The proposal consists of a "non-building", namely a spatial receptor that is already formulated by the natural landscape. The architectural intervention is minimized to the construction of a shed over the natural concavity. The roof resembles a hovering membrane in zigzag span located in a small distance over the ground. [:enteam] Architects: Tassos Biris, Aggelos Aggelou, Dimitris Papanikolaou, Sofia Tsiraki

First Prize at the Panhellenic architectural competition 2006. Built. The kinetic sharp zigzag motion of the aluminum shades is central on this project. It is embracing the entering visitor and defines symbolically the identity of the building. These premises are now located in the vast industrial zone of Lamia, but as a design, may be adapted to other areas, as well. We were in need of an element that would communicate the function and identity of these facilities within the industrial area. Key in this procedure is the evasion of the static “box” building. Instead, we propose a break, and the dissolution both of the outer boundary and of the internal structure. Therefore, the static building is replaced by an open, kinetic Lego system that creates space. This arrangement also keeps some basic structural elements. - The fluctuating surface of aluminum shades, that functions as a “hinge”. It sharply cuts across in top view, and particularly in its elevation outline. - The loadbearing system of beams and columns, that position on a grid, making use of the efficient beam-over-column system. We could describe this heavy static configuration of the structural system as in counterpoint with the sharp, light, kinetic line of the shades surface. - The free plate, whose outline is independent from beams. - The central area of the semi-outdoor space that connects or divides the different functional units of the premises. - The sliding, non-bearing divisions by painted concrete stone [:enteam] Architects: Lina Dima, Vasiliki Mpasiakou, Sofia Tsiraki

First Prize at the Panhellenic architectural competition 2006 in the category of design. The proposal was appointed second after the opening of the financial offers. The proposal incorporates the existing Bouzianis residence and its open-air spaces as a complete and independent building unit with its backyard. This yard is integrated to the new designed open-air space of greater dimensions, thus forming a new central yard. This new public space is vital to the proposed building complex of existing and new premises and their interrelation as distinct but cooporating functions. [:enteam] Architects: Kalliroi Saiti, Sofia Tsiraki

The proposal has the character of a loose, discontinuous configuration of apparently dispersed building units and lines. Yet, the design could be understood if it were imagined as a "ruin" of a former typical building in the same location. In accordance to this design gesture, access to the builoding is facilitated by a zig-zag promenade that gradually penetrates it. The visitor gradually explores the different dispersed parts of the proposed building complex as they walk along this promenade. [:enteam] Architects: Katerina Michalopoulou, Antonis Touloumis, Sofia Tsiraki Consulting architect: Tassos Biris

The proposal constists a linear cuneiform wing that expands along the plot and a U-shaped building around a central atrium. [:enteam] Architects: Eleni Kouli, Katerina Michalopoulou, Elisavet Tsiverioti, Sofia Tsiraki

The proposal is organised along a linear axis that runs along the plot, cutting trhough the different building wings as a public promenade. The building is configured in wings that revolve around a central living space according to the typology of the atrium. The wings follow a spiral expansion around this central living space that is a clear design gesture of the proposal. [:enteam] Architects: Miltos Katsaros, Vicky Kontiza, Katerina Michalopoulou, Sofia Tsiraki Consulting architect: Tassos Biris Collaborating architecture student: Xanthi Palaiologopoulou

The proposal includes the church as a (functional) reference point in a small-scale intervention, created as a micro-locus within the vast campus landscape. The short artificial mound is characteristic of the micro-landscape, which, along with the church, are prominent in the design. The church is effectively incorporated into a cavity on the terrain relief, and its place is protectively enclosed by the environment. All elements combine a succession of lines and marks along a promenade. The visitor engages in a reclusive wandering that gradually allows for an intimate awareness of space and its deeper symbolic meaning. [:enteam] Architects: Tassos Biris, Sofia Tsiraki

The new wing follows a linear span towards the north of the plot, thus configuring a L-shape that embraces a central hall. The two buildings communicate through a corridor made of steel that is located between them. [:enteam] Architects: Tassos Biris, Sofia Tsiraki

Τhe international architectural competition "Zephyr" addresses the application of passive bioclimatic design in housing complexes in Athens. The project addresses the research and design of passive systems on natural cooling. It comprises of a housing complex with public and commercial uses on ground level in downtown Athens. [:enteam] Architects: Dimitris Antoniou, Sofia Tsiraki