Restoration of the landscape of the National Observatory of Athens, NEON. Athens, Attica, 2017
During Τhe summer of 2017, the Neon Cultural and Development Organization presented the Argentinean artist Adrian Villar Rojas for the first time in an archaeological site, inside a large-scale facility that stretches across the entire National Observatory of Athens.
The exhibition was a large scale visual art installation covering an area of 4500 square meters on the hill of the Nymphs and the National Observatory of Athens. The exhibition prerequisited the radical transformation of the surrounding space. This included the planting of 45,000 shrubs, ruminants and the installation of a supplementary irrigation network. Before that, the surrounding area was formed with special elevated wooden structures, installed above the ground, filled with thousands cubic meters of soil and with a built-in irrigation system to support the forthcoming plants. The whole exhibition was surrounded by natural fences made of brass branches and rocks that isolated the space.
At the end of the exhibition, the Cultural and Development Organization NEON requested our company to uninstall the exhibition and restore the surrounding area to the previous condition by separating at the same time all the materials used for recycling.