Dwelling the Temple | Yanniotis & Associates Architects | Architect of the Year Awards 2022

Yanniotis & Associates Architects: Winner of Architect of the Year Awards 2022. This project is about a proposal for the Koufonisia Classical Music Festival Complex located at Ano Koufonisi Island of the Cyclades islands Complex aiming at the cultural upgrade of the region. The Development consists of a circular Theater and Musical Stage along with its facilities and three small residences that host the musicians who participate at the event. The buildings are arranged diagonally following the ground slope towards the existing main residence of the owners.

The buildings draw their inspiration from the Greek Cross Temples with the implementation of the corresponding facade forms and plan arrangement, thus reflecting a spiritual and peaceful atmosphere.

The Residences are composed around a central courtyard, which is dissolved in smaller private yards, each belonging to the corresponding residence. This arrangement enhance the communal living of the Residents and encourages social participation. The Theater has an advantageous location with regards to the unobstracted South views over the sea and the port of Koufonisi village.

Project Details
Yanniotis & Associates Architects

Project Name
Dwelling the Temple

Constantinos Yanniotis

Architect of the Year Awards Category
Architect of the Year

Project Location
Ano Koufonisi Island

Yanniotis Constantinos, Konstantinos Xanthopoulos


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Constantinos Yanniotis graduated from the School of Architecture NTUA in 2011, following the completion of his studies of Mechanical & Aeronautical Engineering at the University of Patras (2003). Since 2015, he has been practicing as Lead Architect at the Yanniotis & Associates Architectural Bureau, having an expertise in Inclusive Design. The Bureau has been active in the field of Architectural Design and Planning since 1977, when it was first established by Yannos and Vassiliki Yanniotis. In its long-lasting activity, the Bureau has completed a significant number of projects in various fields of building design and urban planning, ranging from residential buildings and office spaces, to industrial buildings, tourist facilities, golf resorts & sports centres, culture, restoration and reformation of listed historical buildings, urban planning, interiors, special designs etc. Facing towards the new challenges, contemporary design account for Inclusive Design practices, Sustainable Energy Technologies and Integrated IT Services.