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Chrysovergi Maria Architect Engineer

Table of contents 4 - 5 Curriculum Vitae 6 - 9 12 appartment’s complex and 11 houses, Tournai, Belgium

Residential project at “Frederic Haesevoets architects” office

10 - 13 Dive bar “Portego”, Larisa, Greece

2012, Design and realization, in collaboration with N. Hapitas

14 - 17 Bar “Kubrick”, Larisa, Greece

2012, Expansion and Reconstruction, in collaboration with N. Hapitas

18 - 25 Department of Fine and Applied Arts at the ex City Hall of Thessaloniki

2011, Thesis project, Aristotle University of Thessaloniki, Polytechnic School, department of architecture, mentor professor: Dr. A. Alexopoulou

26 - 31 Hotel with thermal baths and spa at Thermi

2008, Aristotle University of Thessaloniki, Polytechnic School, department of architecture, professors: C. Connena, S. Lefaki

32 - 37 Department of Theatre, School of Fine Arts

2011, Aristotle University of Thessaloniki, Polytechnic School, department of architecture, professor: Dr. A. Alexopoulou

38 - 41 Technology - Science Park

2008, Aristotle University of Thessaloniki, Polytechnic School, department of architecture, professor: : N. Komninos

42 - 43 ‘‘Without architecture _ Seeking in/for archetypes’’

2010, Research Thesis project, Aristotle University of Thessaloniki, Polytechnic School, department of architecture, mentor professor: Dr. F. Vavili

Curriculum Vitae

Contact information Chrysovergi Maria Rue du Cornet 7, 1040 Etterbeek, Brussels +30 6977 082209 (gr)/ +32 48 37 35 631 (be)

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30 / 07 / 1986 Larisa, Greece Chrysovergis Charalampos Daskalopoulou Theofano Greek Single


Degree of Architect Engineer, average mark 8.26 - highest mark 10/ Polytechnic faculty of Aristotle University of Thessaloniki, department of Architecture, Greece

Jan - July 2010

Erasmus student at the department of Architecture in Lisbon, Portugal (Facolta di Architettura, Universidade Lusiada de Lisboa, Portugal)


Highschool graduate

Jan - March 2012

Seminar program for learning 3d Studio Max and V-Ray (certification obtained)


Architectural designer at “Frédéric Haesevoets Architecture”, Brussels, Belgium with the programme “Erasmus for young enterpeneurs” _Concept design, drawings and 3d representation of a 12-appartment building and 11 houses in Tournai, Belgium Drawings, design of appartment’s vending brochures, general office duties

Jan - April 2013

Co-worker architect with Hapitas Nikos, architect engineer, Larisa _Interior design and construction of 3 cafe-bars-food in Larisa city Concept, design development, construction detailing, construction site surveillance

Sept 2012 - Dec 2012

Architectural Assistant at “Darc”, Architectural and Engineering office, Larisa _Concept design and drawings (2d, 3d) for a vacation family house in Skiathos island, familiarized with the Greek building regulations

Professional Qualifications Languages Greek: Mother Tongue English (excellent knowledge)- Certificate of Proficiency, University of Michigan French (very good knowledge)- DELF A1 Italian (very good knowledge)- Diploma di Lingua Italiana, Istituto Italiano di Cultura German - basics, current lessons Portuguese (medium knowledge) - intensive courses as part of llp/Erasmus program student

Software Knowledge a. Operating system Microsoft Windows Office applications (Word, Powerpoint, Excel) b. Cad Skills: AutoCad 2011 / 3Ds Max (2011) / Vray / Rhino 4.0 / SketchUp 8 pro / Adobe Photoshop CS6 / AdobeInDesign CS6 / Adobe Illustrator CS5 /

Exhibitions and Presentations February - March 2011: Exhibition “Katoikia - Sxediazo, kataskevazo, skeptomai” in Aristotle University of Thessaloniki, participation with the project: “The narrow residence”, Thessaloniki - Chania/Crete March 2011: Opening lecture at the class “Architecture of extreme conditions” presenting the research thesis “Without architecture - seeking in archetypes” October 2009: Exhibition of student proposals for the transformation of the old camps of Thessaloniki into town-parks, Thessaloniki

Comments Efficient at work/ Team spirit - experience in teamwork and successful collaborations/ excellent craft and model -making skills / Good communication skills / Sociability / Fast learning pc programs and languages /

Other Interests contemporary architecture / digital representations of space / theory of architecture / graphic design / photography/ music - films / sports / travel

Link to see my portfolio online:

Proposal for 12 appartment’s complex and 11 houses, Tournai, Belgium Residential project at “Frederic Haesevoets architects” office design by Maria Chrysovergi 3d graphics by Ahmed Trad

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The project comprises a complex with 12 appartments, 5 three-bedroom houses right next to it and 6 two-bedroom houses to the plot across the street. For the complex: There is one single entrance to the unit, at the south. For the communication between the first floor and the second there is a separate staircase placed centrally. Every ground floor appartment has its own garden and for the rest ones there is a big communal garden on the terrace ( a small part of it belongs to the apptm no34). Every appartment has its own balcony which is partly protected (for privacy) by blinds’ walls on rails.

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1st Floor

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2nd Floor

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The owners of this city-centered bar asked for a cosy, feels-like-home space. The name of the bar “Portego” indicates this intention meaning the main room of the house. They wished for a big, open-plan cafe-bar, other than minimal. Many objects lie around and the bar’s most equipment is exposed giving the impression of fullness and creating a hospitable and friendly atmosphere.

the study:

3d representation of the concept (3DS Max, edit with Photoshop)

Portego cafe - mini restaurant

the outcome: The floor of the bar was designed to strengthen the effect of fulness with the vivid tiles and the warm wooden planks covering a part of the floor at the entrance (like a welcome corridor) and climbing at the adjacent wall. The big window on the facade and the two smaller -but still big- ones on the background wall let the natural light in creating a very luminous and bright space.

A long L-shaped bar like an apothecary furniture runs the left side, topped with a solid marble counter. Inside the bar area everything is designed to be similar to a house’s kitchen, from tha cupboards to the air-extractor and the tiles. The only closed spaces are a little kitcenette as a continuity of the bar and the bathrooms. The furniture are classic and the lighting warm yellow.

3d representation of the concept (3DS Max, edit with Photoshop)

This used to be a small popular bar of 32 m2 untill the owners decided its extention to the neighbouring premises. We had to design a 95 sq.m. cafe-bar in a very famous square in the city centre. The main concept is to distinguish 3 zones by the use of each during day and night: •coffee zone at the left (seat high 45cm) •transitive in-between space in the middle where the entrance is (seat high 6070cm) •bar zone (seat high 80cm)



In the back half of the coffee zone there is a mezzanine which is used for a small kitchen and for the dj’s access to his post. The bar invites often some well-known djs and for this reason a metal construction was designed and placed up in the in-between space for them.

As for the materials, all the surfaces have been scratched to reveal the old stone and the brick from this old 50’s building. The metal construcrion inside the bar with the pipes and the one for the dj contrasts the stone and the brick. Altogether with the wood used for the furniture and the mezzanine blend harmonically creating a warm, “earthy� atmosphere.

View from the outside - the separation of the three zones is appearing also in the facade. The entrance is in the middle with the characteristic red door, and for the two other sides big garagestyle doors are used with the ability to open utterly.

Department of Fine and Applied Arts at the ex-City Hall of Thessaloniki _settling the culture in the city Thesis project , presented in September 2011 A.U.TH, department of architecture mentor professor Dr. A. Alexopoulou in collaboration with Kaiklis N., Karkanias G.

Given the present division of the School of Fine Arts and its component parts in many buildings throughout the city and around it, we felt it necessary to find space for its housing in the city-center in order to interact with it and be a dynamic art core inside it. The present thesis project is a study about the department of Fine and Applied arts under one and only building for its smoother function and the facilitation of its users. We envisioned respective plots at strategic locations in the city also for the rest departments of the School and perhaps a network that unites them in order for the art to be displayed, influencing and being influenced by everyday’s life. The intervension plot is the one that used to host the old City Hall of Thessaloniki (block between str. Vamvaka - Venizelou - Ioustinianou - Rempelou) as it is located in a nodal spot of the city centre and it corresponds to the demanding in size building program of the school. Particularly important role in the designing process plays the Mosque “Hamza Bey” (or “Alcazar”) that is located directly in front of the plot, on Egnatia str. and is an important muslim monument in the city. Basic design principle is introversion but not isolation from the rest of the city. Students should work undisturbed and the public could visit anytime.

In order to achieve the introversion, the building is located within the limits of the building line of the plot and a large central rectangular atrium is created around which all the functions are arranged.

Main feature of the atrium is the torsion and moving at the same time of each floor. Starting from the ground floor atrium shape which is based on the Mosque’s lines (as seems at the ground plan above), it ends up to the higher level to be parallel with the external sides of the building. The reasons behind this gesture is first for the user to be smoothlier introduced to the building’s interior (follwing the Mosque’s allignment without changing direction) and for the increased in insolation and north orientation needs.

Ground floor [-1.00/-2.00]

The body of the atrium - its role is basic for the static function of the building

Access to the building from all 4 sides of the block. Every entrance leads to its own staircase. Due to the 3m. altitude difference from the front to the back street, 2 ground floors are created (at -1.00/ -2.00 and at +3.40). The main entrance of the building is situated at the corner of Vamvaka and Venizelou str. It leads to the foyer, the exhibitional space in the ground floor and the basement and the large auditorium of the school. At the same level, space for artisans with more specialized tasks is provided.

At the basement there is a parking for about 15 cars, the general storage and part of the showroom of the school. At the higher levels, is located the secretary and spaces that require more privacy and quiet such as classrooms and workrooms for painting, engraving, photography).

Higher, at the 4th and 5th level, due to isolation reasons are located polymorphic spaces of atomic work which can eaisly turn into showrooms. At the upper levels of the atrium there are placed bridges-ramps that ease the communication between floors offering a different view of the atrium, an architectural walk of exploration.

In order to ventilate fully the classrooms, air-ducts have been created on the top of the hallways which height is shorter than the main floor’s and covered with a plasterboard.

Terrace [+25.40] At the rooftop, there is a second canteen and specially designed area for relaxation with benches with view covered partially with a steel roof, for rain and sun protection.

The south-west facade, where the monument is, is covered totally with a skin of ceramic elements in order to create a unified background with it. Furthermore, it works as a passive cooling system of the south-east facade due to the big heat capacity of the material. Vamvaka str. view

Ioustinianou str. view

Rempelou str. view

The same gesture is followed until about the half of the facades of the sidewalls of Venizelou and Rempelou str. At the rest of the building, there are designed vertical sheds which can be rotated and bring inside the valuable for workspaces north orientation.

Venizelou str. view

Hotel with thermal baths and spa at Thermi, Thessaloniki presented in June 2008 A.U.TH, department of architecture professors : C. Connena, S. Lefaki in collaboration with Skoupra A., Tsagkera S.

The complex incorporates into the landscape. An enclosed courtyard is created through which the volumes of the building are connected. The portico of the courtyard provides coverd spaces of circulation and rest and gives a feeling of concentration and coziness.

The area of intervention is a slopy area in the banks of an artificial lake created by a water dam into a beautiful landscape with hills and forest. Hot springs exist in the area giving the name to the area “Thermi�. The proposed program is a small spa center with 6 bathtubs and a pool, a hotel with 24 rooms, a reception and a restaurant. The main goal was to create an attractive destination for renters, bathers and visitors without upsetting the beautiful view. That’s why incorporating into the landscape was a first priority of the design. For this reason we propose the recession of the buildings 4 meters below the road level around a central courtyard. The access to the reception and then to the courtyard is a ramp in the southeast side, where the main road from Thermi ends up. A bus stop and a parking place are located in the road level. The buildings are independent volumes, merged into the landscape and attached to the sides of the open courtyard, which acts as their interconnection through a semi-open portico.

The whole complex is “plunged� 4 meters into the landscape. The roofs of the buildings are planted and accessible. The single volume of the hotel rooms follows the contour lines of the landscape and brings the rooms in the front, succeeding the desired privacy. The circulation between the buildings happens via covered spaces

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The central courtyard interconnects the built volumes through a portico and is accessed by a ramp.

Main features of the east facade is the steel frame that separates the room’s balconies and shapes the railings of the terrace, and the 2 steel-structured lodges, one over the reception and another over the spa center.


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reinforced concrete


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inclination's concrete

masonry facing (outer layer)


cement mortar insulation 4cm hydro-insulation 1cm





steam-block insulation 0,6cm sand ground glass

The room wing of the hotel covers 1.115 sq.m. with rooms of 25 sq.m., 2 rooms for disabled people, common livingrooms and storage spaces. The inner corridor distributes to the rooms and the exterior portico connects with the restaurant and the spa center. Stone retaining walls reinforced with a metal mesh surround the pit behind the buildings leaving a small distance for ventilation and decoration.

Department of Theatre, School of Fine Arts presented in February 2009 A.U.TH, department of architecture professors : A. Alexopoulou, P. Martinidis in collaboration with Kaiklis N., Karkanias G.

Following the city’s building line in front and forming a cozy atrium in the back the reqiured introversion is achieved. We create, in this way, a microcosm inside the city centre as the core of learning and promoting the art of theatre and its related arts.

It is about the design of a theatrical school with an experimental stage with a flexible planview. It concerns not only the students but also the general public of the city so they can watch performances. The plot is located in the dense historical and commercial centre of Thessaloniki, at Vas. Irakliou 45 str. and is surrounded by tall buildings (maximum 29m. high). The orientation follows the NE-SW axis. This is a demanding building programme since the plot is narrow (27 x 37m.) and includes many different functions: halls for acting, theoretical, constructions, drawing, painting, for costume making, music, dancing a.o. supplemented with all the necessary assistant spaces, individual work spaces as well, library, foaye, canteens etc. The building is being developed in L-shape, exploiting all the frontage on the main street to form a strong boundary to the city. On the rear (north) and calmer side, an atrium space is formed, on both sides of which are arranged various functions with the necessary north orientation. Aim of the design is the introversion so the school can run regardless of external factors (such as noise) and the creation of north-orientated workspaces. Thereby the atrium plays an important role being at the same time a place for relaxation and social congragation.

The entrance is from the main street Vas. Irakliou (south) either directly to the foayer and then the canteen or through a portico that leads to the atrium and the staircase. The ground floor’s facade is fully covered with glass in an attempt to attract visitors. The building is L-shaped. The main wing, of reinforced concrete, contains the primal spaces while the other one, steel structured, lodges the main staircase, the secretary and social places. The main staircase is located at the southeast corner of the plot and there is still an emergency one at the front.

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B-B’ Section

Two basements are previewed. At the 2nd, there is the theatre and tha parking lot. At the 1st, there is the balcony of the theatre, the dressing rooms with supplementary spaces and a painting workspace with maximum height 5m. and cour anglaise for streight natural lighting.

Through the flexible floor plan can be achieved many typologies of the theatrical scene such as 4/4, 3/4, italian depending on the needs of each performance. The seats can be set aside rolling on the rails of the steel strucure on which are based.

Feauture of the north facade is the second skin, a steel construction with slightly painted glass sheets. This makes a semitransparency effect to the opposite buildings and through the air circulation better ventilation is achieved.

Technology - Science Park Urban planning project at the eastern region of the Greater Thessaloniki presented in July 2008 A.U.TH, department of architecture professor : N. Komninos in collaboration with Kaiklis N., Karkanias G. The project deals with the creation of a several mixed use “park� such as university departments, R&D institutions, residencies, commercial activities and economical institutions. The aim of the design is to offer high environmental quality, flexibility, functionality and the ability to attract business activities and population.

Photos of the area

Research Park of Thessaloniki

The 200 hectares under study area is located at the south-east suburbs of Thessaloniki next to the city’s airport and is adjacent to research and educational institutions (American Farm School, the Farm of the Agricultural department of Aristotle University (, a Technologic park, Cedefop, departments, private schools), enterprises, residential areas and tertiary sector activities (retail and leisure). There is a remarkable lack of industry, high concentration of which occurs in the western part of the city, giving the opportunity to the eastern part to receive more “clean” uses. The area’s location is of certain importance since it is next to the new road that connects the ring road with the airport. There is ideal natural environment (open green areas, flat terrain, sea view and important accesses) and in spite of all the autonomy there is easy access and linkage to the city centre which facilitates bussiness activity. Aim of the study is to plan in this area (with urban planning terms) a high standard technological-science Park. It is about the design of a semi-autonomous area with reseach and high educational activities that contribute to the broadening of the A.u.Th. Institution’s activities. This can be achieved by transferring 5 Departments of the university (informatics, pharmacy, biology, chemistry, physics) and in collaboration with private and public institutions of the city and the wider scientific community to develop and disseminate research results and new technologies.

Operational Urban Planed zone (O.u.p. zone) The area is recommended to be planned and examined under the institution of Operational Urban Planning as the optimal solution to meet its special design needs. By the term “Operational Planning” is meant the intervention for evolvement, mostly through organised layout, of a new area or similar dynamic intervention for the reformation of an old one (Aravantinos A., 1997). They are identified as organised structured areas with special regulations from which the private capital is excluded to undertake the project and is totally assigned to public bodies. The organised building in this zone is considered to be a common profit project. It’s about areas with high environmental quality and aesthetics.

The Aristotle University of Thessaloniki, as the nucleus of the research-educational process, is centrally placed to reflect the vision for the area. It is enclosed by a circular road. Companies of reserach and development are located near with aim to cooperate. Commerce and business activities are settled adjacent to the ring road for more direct and efficient connection to it. A big commercial and recreational center takes up a big area close to the sea near to an artificial port. The residences, complementing, are designed to the area’s limits. The proposed residential model meets the standards of organised houses in Notting Hill and in Amsterdam (2-3 floors, back yard) with continuous building to form a united front on the street.

Notting Hill’s resindential example

Amsterdam’s residential example

Road Network 4 types of roads: -External ring road 40m. wide, both ways -Inner circle 25 m. wide, both ways -Small-traffic, 12-14 m. wide -Mild-traffic 8-10 m. wide built - unbuilt map

Green spaces, as defined by the law for O.u.p. areas, can not be smaller than the 35% of the total area so they occupy a large space. We planned 2 big parks inside the university campus and 1 outside.

Ladies and Gentlemen! The poet, with the lips of a wise fish addresses to the small fish, that didn’t know what the water is, and says: “If you want to knows what water is, get out of the water.” Fernando Arbelaez, Colombia

We wonder... Which were the reasons that in anonymous architecture, without the existence of architects, were given that perfect and thorough solutions in the spontaneous constructions? Semper’s hut

Genius loci, the spirit of place

Laugier’s hut

The roof as a lived experience

The purpose of this research is the distancing from the lived experiences and the mental leap to the state “prior to architecture” or otherwise, to a state “without architecure”.

Cristo & Jeanne Claude

Cristo & Jeanne Claude

The meaning of the floor

The wall

R. Serra

A. Goldworthy

The opening

the body

‘‘Without architecture __Seeking in/for archetypes’’ Research Thesis project presented in February 2010 A.U.TH, department of architecture mentor professor Dr. F. Vavili in collaboration with Nikolis N. presented at the opening session of the course “Architecture in extreme conditions”, March 2011

The archetypes, “...constitute the grammar of architecture” (Τ. Evensen) “...remain fadeless through time, as for the materials, the way of construstion and the form, when around us everything else is changing” (G. Triantafyllou) The present research project deals with the search of archetypes in architecture. Returns to the archetypal designing principles of the buildings, mostly dwellings, as they were the answer to the primitive sentiment of self-protection, in order to analyse them, to understand them and potentially to subvert them. “The assumption behind every historical approach is that we learn from the past(…)” Rapoport Amos The purpose is to highlight the common language of functions regardless of people or culture and to promote a human, regional architecture. The method used involved theoritical research on the idea of the archetypal house - hat in the way it was expressed by philosophers and architects (Vitruvius, Filarette, Violet-le-Duc, M.-A. Laugier, Semper, Heidegger) and the anonymous architecture, complemented by field research - visit - in huts, stables, sheds of the Greek countryside. In the meantime is being examined how the basic elements of architecture - the floor, the wall, the opening, the roof, the body (skeleton) are defined and the archetypal symbols contained therein. The vernacular architecture is the main representative of the archetypal building forms. It is there that reign and can be perfectly read, the primary forms - therefore is chosen as the means to understand these forms. The ultimate integration of these structures into the landscape, the cooperation with the microclimate, and building with local materials obey to the genius loci - the spirit of place. In conclusion, we find in each case the timelessness of this architecture -ecologically as well-. The simple forms continue to inspire even today the production of remarkable architectural work ...

Chrysovergi Maria Architect Engineer A.U.TH Rue du Cornet 7, 1040 Etterbeek, Brussels +30 6977 082209 (gr)/ +32 48 37 35 631 (be)

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