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Old October 21st, 2007, 04:03 AM   #1
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Athens is ready to open the New Acropolis Museum.A modern landmark some metres from its ancient landmark,the Acropolis monuments...
The New Acropolis Museum has been designed by the internationally renowned architect B. Tschumi in collaboration with the Greek architect M. Fotiadis, following an International Architectural Tender. This is a 30,000 m2 building on a 21,000 m2 property. It includes specially designed exhibition rooms for the presentation of all significant findings from the Acropolis area, a periodic exhibition hall, a 200-seat presentation virtual reality room showing the monuments as they were in the past,a cafe, a restaurant as well as parking and ancillary areas arranged in four underground levels. The highlight of all exhibition areas is the magnificent glass hall which is going to host all Parthenon sculptures. A particular feature of this building is the fact that all archaeological findings from the specific piece of land have been integrated and highlighted in its design......
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Parthenon room
(on the monument)
(on acropolis museum)
Views staright to ancient monuments,while you walking next to the ancient antiquites of Parthenon temple.....


Current status




Entance of the museum

Interiors

Arhaelogical finds on the base of the new museum,is part of the whole exibition and it would be visited from the future visitors,


Cariates from erecthion temple,a replika,one of the 6 girls that are going to wathcing the visitors from an upper level


Most of the floors of the new museum,is glass,you can see from the top floor the ancient finds on the base of the museum and also all the antiquites are being lightfull from Athenian sun as their ancient articians were preserving them

Parthenon room,under construction,final works before the entering of the first antiquites,the Parthenon is viewable out of the glass!!

Cleaning of the ancient marbels with a high technology lazer before they are entering to their new home; )


Preperations for the final moving......from the past museum to the new under the acropolis rock.....


The museum as can be seen from the ancient theatre of dionisos

The museum,see the "Parthenon" room(glass top level) is facing acropolis monuments,turned to same direction with the Parthenon temple up the to the hill.


All the rooms of the museum is going to be opened at the end of 2008,now the acropolis antiquites are moving from the old acropolis museum on acropolis rock down to the new museum,the whole prosedure is going to take 3 months until the last piece of marble will be inside the new acropolis museum.......


Bernard Tschumi made the following statement for its creation....
Three concepts turn the constraints of the site into an architectural oportunity,offering a simple and precise museum with the mathematical and conceptual charity of ancient Greece
A concept of light
More than in any other type of museum,the conditions animating the New Acropolis Museum revolve around light.Not only does daylight in Athens differ from light in London,Berlin or Bilbao.It is first and foremost a museum of natural light,concerned with the presentation of scultpural objects within it.
A movement concept
The visitor's route forms a clear three-dimension loop,affording an architectural promenade with a rich spatial experience extending from the archeological excavations to the Parthenon Marbles and back through the roman period.
Movement in and through time is a crucial dimension of architecture,and of this museum in particular.With over 10,000 visitors daily,the sequence of movement through the museum artifacts is conceived to be of utmost charity.
A tectonic and programmatic concept
The base of the museum design contains an entrance lobby overlooking the Makriyianni excavations as well as temporary exhibition spaces,retail,and all support facilities.
The middle is a large,double-height trapezoidal plate that accommondates all galleries from the Archaic period to the Roman Empire,with complete flexibility.A mezzanine welcomes a bar and restaurant with views towards the Acropolis,and a multimedia auditorium.
The top is rectangular Parthenon Gallery around an outdoor court.The characteristics of its glass enclosure provide ideal light for sculpture,in direct view to and from the reference point of the Acropolis.The parthenon Marbels will be visible from the Acropolis above.The enclosure is designed so as to protect the sculptures and visitors against excess heat and light.The orientation of the Marbels,which will be exactly as at the Parthenon,and their siting will provide an appropriate context for understanding the accomlpishments of the Parthenon complex it self.

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Old October 21st, 2007, 06:39 AM   #2
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oh my, this is stunning.
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Old October 21st, 2007, 12:28 PM   #3
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Welcome to world's most modern archaeological museum!

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Old October 21st, 2007, 12:34 PM   #4
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Old October 21st, 2007, 01:50 PM   #5
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wow!!
great photos potiz81,i think they must be the most updated!!
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Old October 21st, 2007, 02:23 PM   #6
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great museum!by far one of the best archaeological museums in the world
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Old October 21st, 2007, 02:45 PM   #7
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I eagerly wait for it to open. I believe it will be astonishing.
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Old October 21st, 2007, 02:46 PM   #8
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super wow!



this is amazing...can't wait for the end of next year...a must see place showing the old parthenon and the new museum. thanks guys..keep us updated please!
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Old October 21st, 2007, 04:40 PM   #9
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Great and huge!!

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Old October 21st, 2007, 05:17 PM   #10
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Amazing.
What about the old museum on the hill, will it be removed?
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Old October 21st, 2007, 05:32 PM   #11
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Its not going to be removed,they will use it to preserve the work made for the restoration of the Acropolis monuments.
The last 25 years there is a big project on the Acropolis,a whole restoration that will protect the monuments against the air pollution.There is some rebuild of some parts of the monuments with new pentelic marbels as the ancient years,the restoration is a huge project that will take decades to be completed due to the super sensitive procedure that take place for these ancient temples......
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Old October 22nd, 2007, 01:17 AM   #12
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Great building, very modern and with an innovative design! I hope someday it will house the Marbles
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Mediocre design
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Old October 22nd, 2007, 09:15 AM   #14
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What a coincidence that always your comments toward things related with Greece are negative.

Of course we all know that this "tiny" museum cannot be compared with the huge worldwide famous Lies and Propaganda Museum of Tirana.
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Old October 22nd, 2007, 11:25 AM   #15
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Really great design! This is an architecture that Athens needs!
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Old October 23rd, 2007, 11:37 AM   #16
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More pictures of the New Acropolis museum (pictures are from stadia.gr member Lucretius)

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Old October 23rd, 2007, 03:45 PM   #17
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Oh.. what a fantastic building.. I expect I can go again to Athens to visit it!..

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@ Almopos indeed, a great photo-tour by Lucretius from Stadia.gr

The full collection on bigger resoulation

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