The Acropolis Pavement

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THE ACROPOLIS PAVEMENT

ATHENS, GREECE
DIMITRIS PIKIONIS
1954

The approach to the Acropolis was redesigned by D. Pikionis in 1954. Old remnants of demolished buildings were used to construct this monumental way. Thousands of visitors walk on this historical path made of circular materials.
The path starts at the base of the hill and meanders up to the temples. The architect used remnants of demolished classical buildings which makes the construction more ecological. But it also becomes an historical reminder.
The stone that were used in the path came from different buildings and are found in many different shapes. So, the path became a very divers composition. Also, traditional methods of building materials were used and local workers helped.

Although the project refers to the historical context, it also includes modernistic influences. The traditional materials alternate with concrete shapes which refers to the artist Paul Klee.

source: archleague.org

  
 
 
 
 
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