ARCHITECTURE

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CULTURE

The Acropolis, a World Heritage site, has been in the news since last October due to the works being carried out on the sacred site, as well as plans for future construction.



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CULTURE

The downtown Athens former residence of famed Bavarian architect Ernst Ziller, who designed some of the Greek capital’s greatest 19th century landmarks, will open to the public for the first time on International Museum Day, Tuesday, the Culture Ministry has announced.

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CULTURE

The downtown Athens residence of famed Bavarian architect Ernst Ziller, who designed some of the Greek capital’s greatest late 19th and early 20th century landmarks, will open to the public for the first time on International Museum Day, on Tuesday.

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CULTURE

The Ziller-Loverdos Mansion’s chapel is one of the many emblematic historical buildings around downtown Athens that are being restored and renovated and repurposed for cultural use.


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Culture Minister Lina Mendoni (right), Attica Regional Governor Giorgos Patoulis (center) and Deputy Development Minister Yiannis Tsakiris (left) look at photographs and plans during a visit to the Athens Conservatory worksite, on Thursday.

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ARCHITECTURE

Residents of Syros have launched a campaign to save dozens of the Aegean island’s famed listed neoclassical-style buildings which are in danger of collapse and convince the Environment and Culture ministries to take action.



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CULTURE

The Environment Ministry is working on a program to support the restoration of listed historic buildings and those located in traditional settlements that will provide incentives for owners based on income criteria.

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Liveried carriages are seen at the former royal summer residence in Tatoi, north of Athens, on Thursday, during a visit by Culture Minister Lina Mendoni. An ambitious project to secure and restore many of the estate’s buildings is proceeding according to schedule, said the Culture Ministry, which plans to complete initial repairs by May, before the project is put to tender. The restoration of its artifacts is also moving swiftly, centered on the task of emptying the old stables, which were packed with hundreds of crates containing household furnishings and appliances, among other valuable objects. Twelve carriages were discovered behind the crates. [InTime News/Pool]

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WHAT'S ON

British School at Athens resident Syma Tariq will deliver an online lecture on the role of Greek architect and town planner Constantinos Doxiadis in the urban development of the nascent state of Pakistan.


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WHAT'S ON

As part of its ongoing tribute to architecture, the Bauhaus school and the city of Athens, the Goethe Institute has invited Alcestis P. Rodi, Panos Dragonas, Michalis Langenfass, Thomas Maloutas, Panayotis Tournikiotis and Richard Woditsch to present and discuss “The Public Private House: Modern Athens and its Polykatoikia.”

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WHAT'S ON

The Benaki Museum presents an exhibition that is based on an ongoing project inspired by Raphael’s 16th century fresco “The School of Athens,” exploring the connection between education and the space or non-space in which it takes place.