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Hansen’s Architectural Trilogy

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Hansen envisioned three neoclassical lustrous building that would be the one next to the other and work aesthetically as a whole.

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1. University of Athens

Built in the years 1839-49 by the German architect Th. Hansen and his brother Ch. Hansen. The semi-outdoor spaces, essential part of this building, was a concession of the style to the warmer Greek climate.

2. Academy of Athens

The construction started in 1859 but due to political turmoil it was completed in 1885.

3. National Library of Greece

The building is entirely made by marble. Its most characteristic element is the central stairs. The statues that decorate the exterior of the building were done by Leonidas Drosis, while the murals and paintings by the Austrian Christian Griepenkerl.

Last modified onMonday, 07 April 2014 08:53
  • Address: 29 Leoforos Eleftheriou Venizelou, 10564 Athens
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