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New Acropolis Museum / Bernard Tschumi Architects

”Located in the historic of Makryianni district, the Museum stands less than 1,000 feet southeast of the Parthenon. The top-floor Parthenon Gallery offers a 360-degree panoramic view of the Acropolis and modern Athens. The Museum is entered from the Dionysios Areopagitou pedestrian street, which links it to the Acropolis and other key archeological sites in Athens.”

There is something special about this building. The modernity does not contrast the history.In fact  modern style is used to emphasize the history. The Museum is deliberately non-monumental, focusing the visitor’s attention on extraordinary works of art.

Any building can hardly compete with the historical sacred city Acropolis in Athens. So most of the windows have the view of the highland city. It consists of three layers that are indicated with different materials: The hall , The galleries and the Archeological excavations.

New Acropolis museum sits lower on the ground, across from the hilltop, looks up and embraces the sacred ancient Acropolis city.


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