Name: Eirini Bravou

Nationality: Greek

Institution / Company: University of Thessaly


– FINALIST of 2020 Monument Competition


When talking about Athens, what comes on your mind? 

Acropolis? Syrtaki and moussaka? 

Clichés characterize countries and often monuments are part of these. Monuments were made to express former populations. Admiring past achievements may play a major role, but simultaneously huge part of the population is complacent to it. Modern Greeks need new age monuments, affected by the past, but still evolving through the years.

Athens, is much more than its clichés. There are characteristics of it, all can see, but not really observe. One of these are Athens’ Balconies. City’s main building type, polykatoikia, is always surrounded by balconies– exostes in Greek-which seem to be the basic mean of expression for Athenians. 

This project concerns a monument for Balconies, a landmark able to be “habited” by Athenians and not only be economically exploited. A preserved industrial chimney, is the core around which Exostis, develops. Fifteen rings – balconies, are placed around it. Each ring receives a use, inspired by Athens’ balconies which transforms according to visitors. The monument honors Athens– Balconies -now, but also in the future while Athenians keep constantly forming it by their imprint.

Exostis is created for people to admire but mostly for them to enjoy. 


#LivingMonuments #Balcony #Landmark #CulturalExchange #PublicBuilding&SocialGatherings

You may also like

We use cookies to give you the best online experience. By agreeing you accept the use of cookies in accordance with our cookie policy.

Privacy Settings saved!
Privacy Settings

When you visit any web site, it may store or retrieve information on your browser, mostly in the form of cookies. Control your personal Cookie Services here.

These cookies are necessary for the website to function and cannot be switched off in our systems.

Cookie Name Duration Purpose
woocommerce_cart_hash session Helps WooCommerce determine when cart contents/data changes.
woocommerce_items_in_cart session Helps WooCommerce determine when cart contents/data changes.
wp_woocommerce_session_ 2 days Contains a unique code for each customer so that it knows where to find the cart data in the database for each customer.
  • woocommerce_cart_hash
  • woocommerce_items_in_cart
  • wp_woocommerce_session_

Decline all Services
Accept all Services