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alexandra papadaki

Working with AAmatters has given me the opportunity to go beyond conventional means of thinking on my design practice

architect engineer & urban planner / associate of AAM

Alexandra Papadaki (1985) graduated from the department of Architecture and Engineering at Democritus University of Thrace in Xanthi, Greece (BSc./MSc. 2011) and continued her studies in Design for Sustainable Development at Chalmers University in Gothenburg, Sweden (MSc. 2014).

A design studio in Zanzibar's Stone Town back in 2013 led to a master thesis for an architectural insight for the urban metamorphosis of N'gambo in Zanzibar. After her studies she started collaborating with AAmatters and the department of Urban and Rural Planning (DoURP) on Zanzibar. In parallel and in collaboration with Amélie Chauvin, she formed AforA architects and developed a few private projects around the island.


Today Alexandra is running her own architecture office in Heraklion Crete in Greece, collaborates with FBW architecten (NL), AAmatters (NL), IRIX architects (NL), Dayandas & associates (GR) and Nikiforiades-Skaraki architects (GR); with projects going on between the Netherlands, Tanzania and Greece.

projects involved

Working with AAmatters has given me the opportunity to go beyond conventional means of thinking on my design practice. Sometimes it was intense, some others was challenging, but all of it has been extremely interesting and educational. 

The reason why working with AAmatters has been a unique and enjoyable experience so far is that, we grasp the fact that each project demands a different approach. In great collaboration with the  multidisciplinary and diverse team of AAmatters, we constantly research new and/or redefine known methods and processes along the way to our proposals. 

Ng’ambo Housing Research 

Ng’ambo Tuitakayo

Michenzani Green Corridors

Ng’ambo Atlas

Coen Beeker 

Zanzibar Local Area Plans


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