NATIONAL OBSERVATORY OF ATHENS
THISSION COMPLEX REFURBISHMENT
EUROPA NOSTRA AWARD
Location: Thission, Athens, Greece
Area: 1.000 sq.m.
Team: Ch. Stavropoulou, V. Ganiatsas and S. Moundrichas
Photographs: Erietta Attali
includes the restoration and reuse of the historic buildings designed in the 19th century by the architects
Theofilos Hansen and Ernst Ziller, as well as the configuration of the landscape in such a way as to create
a walk which symbolically references the earth and celestial bodies. The geoastrophysical walk is designed
in communion with the existing buildings of the National Observatory of Athens in such a way as to enhance
their operational and symbolic relationship.
The participation in the design and the consulting process for the refurbishment
of the National Observatory of Athens was completed voluntaringly free of charge as a way
to increase the awareness of the hellenic architectural community and the general public for the preservation and protection
of all important 19th and 20th century monuments that remain derelict in Greece.