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THE NEW ACROPOLIS MUSEUM, Athens
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THE NEW ACROPOLIS MUSEUM (NAM), Athens International Competition, Inauguration 2009 After 33 years of three unresolved competitions, including the international of 438 entries, site environmental changes directed a final international competition. In September 2001 First prize was awarded to the team of Bernard Tschumi architects, NY & Paris with Michael Photiadis, Athens. The 7 hr time difference was an association that speeded up design...

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GAIA Environmental Center, Kifissia. Goulandris Natural History Museum
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GAIA Environmental Center, Goulandris Natural History Museum, Kifissia Attica GAIA belongs architecturally to the building directives of the historic suburb’s ”neoclassic zone”. The center is about triple (12.000 m²) the initial G.N.H.M. A special Decree permitted only two (of the six) stories visible with the penthouse in setback. The main lobby area is the site’s actually 30%. The corner cut-outs reduce the basic rectangle...

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VORRES MUSEUM, Peania, Attica  —————- Vernacular & Contemporary Greek Art
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VORRES MUSEUM, Peania, Attica Vernacular and Contemporary Greek Art The Vorres Art Museum was a residential study for a businessman, journalist, writer, and collector within the calm agglomeration of Peania near Athens (birthplace of Demosthenes). As this collection grew, so did the grounds of the retained architectural character and planted courtyards. This private Museum evolved in four construction phases. After the 1965 house and...

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NEW ACROPOLIS MUSEUM (NAM)  —————- Koile site, International Competition, 1991
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NEW ACROPOLIS MUSEUM (NAM), Koile site International Competition, 1991 Competitors were allowed to choose one of three sites: • Makryianni site, 17.000 m² (present museum location). • Dionysos site, 12.000 m² (the restaurant’s site). • Koile site 23.500 m². Site chosen by Athens municipal consulting architect George Kandylis. Reasons: • Land owned by state. (No costly time consuming expropriations). • The pine grove Philopappos...

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SANTORINI VERNACULAR & ART MUSEUM Beyond The 16th Century
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SANTORINI VERNACULAR & ART MUSEUM Beyond The 16th Century An east side winery of 8.500 m² overviews the sea and Fira. From a circular walled courtyard the small museum grows with enclosed or open-air spaces for display or gatherings, connected with vaulted arcades. The Tsitouras collection of folk art and after the 16th century has galleries of modern collections and the study rooms of...

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NAVAL MUSEUM, Oinousses
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NAVAL MUSEUM, Oinousses An existing municipal building was enlarged and rearranged into a small Naval Museum dedicated to ship-owner and former mayor Antonis S. Lemos by his brother Nicholas. The nucleus of the small cultural center of Aegean naval traditions is the ex-mayor’s unique personal collection of Napoleonic boats of 32 precious models made by Nelson’s French prisoners. Surrounding them are other naval painters...

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