David Chipperfield Architects Berlin’s proposal at the recent Architectural Competition for the extension of the National Archaeological Museum in Athens, was selected by the International Evaluation Committee as the winning one. The project was developed in collaboration with Tombazis & Associates Architects, Wirtz International, wh-p ingenieure and Werner Sobek.
The architectural design consists of the creation of the creation of two levels of subterranean galleries and a new landscape, while respecting the existing neo-classical building, which is of great importance for the history and the city of Athens.
The International Evaluation Committee has unanimously selected David Chipperfield Architects Berlin’s design for the extension of the National Archaeological Museum in Athens from a shortlist of ten following an international competition.
The proposal, which was developed in collaboration with Tombazis & Associates Architects, Wirtz International, wh-p ingenieure and Werner Sobek, was presented at a press conference in the presence of the Prime Minister of Greece Kyriakos Mitsotakis on Wednesday 15 February.
The project will expand the existing neo-classical building through an extension of its plinth, a gesture that creates two levels of subterranean galleries and a raised roof garden while respecting the prominence of the original museum.
Credits & Details
Project: National Archaelogical Museum of Athens, Greece
Typology: Architectural competition
Design: David Chipperfield Architects Berlin
Prize: First prize
Image: © Filippo Bolognese
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