Cyclist shop by React Architects

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Cyclist shop by React Architects

The interior of this cycling shop in Athens by React Architects of Greece is clad in bands of oriented strand board and artificial turf.

Cyclist Shop by React Architects

The shop displays bicycles in four distinct areas downstairs with clothing and accessories on an upper mezzanine.

Cyclist Shop by React Architects

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Cyclist Shop by React Architects

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Cyclist shop in Athens

Opposite from a central Metro station of Athens we designed and built the second store of the bicycle company cyclist.gr . The shop consists of a ground floor area of 400 m2 and a mezzanine of 150 m2.

Cyclist Shop by React Architects

The design concept introduces the user in a way of life that is influenced and coexists with the bicycle.

Cyclist Shop by React Architects

The ground floor contains the main exhibition space with four big thematic categories. City bicycles, Mountain bicycles, race bicycles and finally kids bicycles.

Cyclist Shop by React Architects

In the vertical surfaces bicycle parts are displayed. In the same level we have placed the bicycle repair shop as well as the space of the bicycle community (forum). The mezzanine serves the clothing and footwear department.

Cyclist Shop by React Architects

The particular shop is not faced only as bicycle shop but it incorporates in the planning elements, conditions and spaces that a biker experiences:

  • Countryside and City
  • Nature drive and city streets
  • Amusement and Sports
  • Urban Way and Mountainous Ascent
  • Tool of Transportation and Travelling Medium
  • Athlete and Amateur

Cyclist Shop by React Architects

The objective was the unification of space that was found in different levels. A “ribbon” that unfolds starting from the shop’s entry in a depth of 40 m. varying in thicknesses and heights, constitutes the main design tool. It creates space of entry, display area in the shop’s façade and in the interior, surfaces of suspension of products. In the flooring it signals the course in the whole extent of the shop and finally leads to the mezzanine.

Cyclist Shop by React Architects

Basic materials of covering and creating of surfaces for display are: OSB “oriented strand board", artificial turf, pebbles.

Cyclist Shop by React Architects

The above materials create space of display, passage, suspension of pictures, display of products etc. They are placed in the floor in the walls and finally in the roof.

The combination of surfaces from different materials that are layered one on top of the other, in the whole extent of the shop creates an intense depth of field that invites the visitor.

“Nature” as it is expressed via the materials makes apparent her presence in the space. The creation of space through blurring the limits between artificial and natural constituted the basic idea of design.

Architectural Study: React Architects

Deliyianni Natasha - Spiridonos Yiorgos
Collaborating Architect: Anastasiadou Evi Architect
Lighting study: Fotismos edu
Construction Supervision: React Architects
Store Area: 550,00 m2
Company : cyclist.gr
Location : Athens , Holargos

  • http://www.facebook.com/people/Marilena-Maragou/1628043586 Marilena Maragou

    Well done! It's nice to see that also the good work that's been done in our country is being exhibited, not only trendy lifestyle architecture.__

  • http://www.saimanmiah.com Saiman

    Great! A inside-outside OSB cycle shop. More products and people would get this place alive :)

  • http://individual.cl/ æon

    I think that it goes well with the products on sale, it allows you to get a different image from products which are usually found in stores with the tipical sporty look.

  • Will

    I love the floor- it works well in this environment

  • Hercule Poirot

    I guess I missed something. What's the point ?

    • carsten

      No, you missed nothing. The point was to design a standard showroom for bikes, with the materials that you'ld typically find in any typical bike showroom.

  • http://www.dailygrail.com Red Pill Junkie

    A pleasant solution with affordable materials.

  • http://www.landrover-bikes.co.uk Land Rover Bikes

    well done! the design concept is awesome and the combination of surfaces from different materials of the shop creates an intense depth of field that invites the visitor……