15.02.2023National Archaeological Museum competition win announced in 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.

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