CULTURE

Young Greek architects to show in Gazi

Now in its fourth year, the Biennale of Young Greek Architects has developed into an established event in the Greek capital. Organized by the Greek Institute of Architecture (EIA) in cooperation with the municipal cultural complex of Technopolis in the Gazi district, this event aims to promote the ideas and work of the country’s budding architects. This year’s exhibition, running from November 3-21, features 24 displays selected from among 117 entries. The displays are composed mostly of photographs of proposals that are either complete or in the works and scale models, while none of the architects taking part is over 45 years old. In this, the Fourth Biennale of Young Greek Architects, the institute decided to upgrade the role of the selection committee by inviting significant scholars and active architects to sit on the panel. They are Yiannis Aesopos, Areistidis Antonas, Costas Manolidis and Panayiota Tournikioti. The exhibition has been curated by Katerina Yiamalaki, an architect and secretary-general of EIA, while the catalog has been edited by institute director and architect Eleni Tsirigioti. A series of events will also accompany the November showcase: On November 4 at 7 p.m., the Athens Municipality Cultural Center (50 Academias) will host a round-table discussion led by the five members of the biennale’s panel. On November 10 at 6 p.m., the amphitheater of the radio station Athens 98.4 (100 Pireos) will hold an event titled «Mediterranean/Architecture + Information Technology,» where the keynote speaker will be Professor Antonio Sazzio with a lecture on «Mare Nostrum,» that examines new trends in Mediterranean architecture. The round-table discussion that will follow his lecture will include the participation of architects/professors Andreas Kourkoulas, Costas Moraitis, Nikos Sideris and Giorgos Tzirtzilakis, while the coordinator will be Dimitris Papalexopoulos.