New Acropolis Museum

International Architectural Competition 2nd Prize (in collaboration with Studio Daniel Libeskind)

The New Acropolis Museum in Athens stands as a landmark, a dynamic building whose significance responds to the importance of the exhibits. Four slightly oblique, rectangular volumes with convex and concave roofs intersect to create a continuous flowing space. Two wedge-like forms are inserted into these volumes focusing the space onto the main exhibits: the Parthenon metopes, the pediments and the frieze. The marble fa├žade walls are constructed with fractal square patterns, which in their contemporary expression underline the golden ratio on which they are based.

Client: Hellenic Ministry of Culture
Location: Athens, Greece
Design: 2001
Area: 20.300 m2

The New Acropolis Museum in Athens stands as a landmark, a dynamic building whose significance responds to the importance of the exhibits. Four slightly oblique, rectangular volumes with convex and concave roofs intersect to create a continuous flowing space.
New Acropolis Museum
The New Acropolis Museum in Athens stands as a landmark. Four slightly oblique, rectangular volumes with convex and concave roofs intersect to create a continuous flowing space.
The New Acropolis Museum in Athens stands as a landmark, a dynamic building whose significance responds to the importance of the exhibits.
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The New Acropolis Museum in Athens stands as a landmark, a dynamic building whose significance responds to the importance of the exhibits. Four slightly oblique, rectangular volumes with convex and concave roofs intersect to create a continuous flowing space.