Welcome to OAC Athens!

Athens Chapter

Our challenge is to work on projects that will make a difference at the local level through a variety of scale and applications,through innovative, sustainable and functional design.

We answer and propose solutions to issues and pathologies identified in a specific environment (urban or otherwise), having architectural design as most prominent tool. From the inception of the project until the completion of its planning, we coordinate all stages of the process. We collaborate with other non-profit organizations, local goverment agencies as well as govermental and non-carriers.

  • Founded in 2010
  • 10 Project Members
  • 15 Total Projects

Jarahieh School

Many things happened throughout over 100 days working and living in the Jarahieh ITS. We have learned a lot from the community and at the same time the community members learned a lot from this project and from the people involved in it. People joined us from all over the world, dedicating their time to volunteer to help bring the Jarahieh project to reality and to provide a school for Syrian children in Lebanon. The school is now being used by over 300 children and 8 teachers who are making the most out of this new space, aiming at providing good quality education for these children who will form the future generation of Syria


Playground for Syrian Refugee Children

The playground was built through a Design-Build workshop organized by CatalyticAction during the month of August 2015. The team was composed of AUB students as well as international volunteers coming from the UK, Italy, Greece and Cyprus.After 3000 bolts, thousands of screws, 32 pillars, 20 days, 18 people working, singing, dancing, playing together with hundreds of amazing kids, the Playground is finally BUILT!

Your City Lab

Your City Lab is an application which allows community residents to express their ideas on how to change their neighborhood,using design tools.        Your city lab overall process aims to raise awareness in local urban issues, to educate on basic planning principles and design processes and to introduce and engage the user in participatory methods.The final result will be an open source data collection of the proposals and their quantitative analysis, that can be viewed and used freely from all the interested parties.

  • Ongoing Project
  • Started in 2013
  • 14 Project Members

Collaborative School Workshops

Participatory design for the renovation of the courtyard area of the 7th Elementary and Junior High school of Agia Paraskevi and Artemonos Street by all the students, the teachers and the parents! Collaboration with CDP team.

This is an original educational process, with a particular pedagogical value, in which students and teachers, contact the site planning. They put themselves in the process of drafting a plan and become familiar with related methods by which this is produced. They also learn how to "communicate" their design proposal to the public through presentations, models, etc.   

  • Ongoing Project                                                       
  • Started in 2016                                                              
  • 3 Project Members

Common View

"In common view", was a temporary outdoor intervention which opened up the building's exterior to the neighborhood,offering a new cultural public space for both residents and visitors.

Previous sets from the National theater's shows were upcycled and turned into temporary installation and events platfroms. Actors, artists and other participants responded to theater's invitation and organized the events that took place for two weekends in May 2012.

  • Project Started and Completed in 2012
  • 20 Project Members and Volunteers