The project of the Pharmacy Museum is the result of the close relationship between the architecture and the museography since the beginning. The Museum is at the basement of an existing building, contemporary and multifunctional.
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The materials mostly used are reclaimed wood surfaces painted with ecological water based lacquer, the wall paint is also ECO certified, the illumination is low consumption t5 and led bulbs, part of the energy consumption is provided by solar panels on the roof and finally there is a small water filtering device so the grey water can irrigate the surrounding garden.
Nostalgia for authenticity, for the past that is all around us – this holds true for the foreign tourist more than anyone. The logo is inspired by the family’s ancient crests and by the aged wood panels that share the space with the yellow LED lighting, by the copper strongboxes with their centuries-old coats of arms. An old iron cabinet serves as the backdrop for creating window displays.
In the absence of external references, it was chosen to create a building with an abstract and neutral character, reinforced by the absence of openings. With oval shape footprint, the two floors are fully aluminium coated corrugated and perforated. The only direct opening to the outside is the main entrance that gives access to the sales area.
The creators followed the latest trends constructing this 150m2 pharmacy without using any built in pillars but a large glass entrance on the side. The modular right wall units dominate the entire inner space harmonizing with the ceiling and the bright pearly marble flooring with precious green onyx inlays.
This spacious pharmacy interior interior design was quite a transformation. The gain in height has drawn an unparalleled designed. The architect was clear that if the ceiling is maintained at such a distance, there was a risk that the client will feel unprotected. So, they devised a system of suspended cylinders of different lengths varying from 2 to 4 meters in size to central shelves.
The design process for this large (600m2) supra-local pharmacy forced us to shift our viewpoint and come up with a virtual building—a placebo pharmacy. The octagonal shape of the existing structure was re-formed into a cylinder in order to create a spiral which seeks to converse with the rapid motion on Vouliagmenis Avenue, the urban artery on which the building stands.