An exhibition of architectural work relating to the industrial heritage of Greece and Cyprus during the period 1980-2012 is organized at the Benaki Museum (May 30-July 28, 2013). The work on display will include completed projects, studies and architectural competitions, which concern turning existing industrial shells over to new purpose.

The conference

The exhibition is organised within the framework of a conference entitled: “Industrial heritage: rebirth and sustainability”, which will examine all the parameters and materials, as well as sources that include verbal accounts, as tools to study industrial heritage.

The goal is to highlight the multidimensional and multilevel interest that historical industrial heritage provides, as well as the need for an interdisciplinary approach to investigating this.

In particular on the first day of the conference, the papers will relate to the Theory, the second to the Documentation, while the third and the last to  the Emergence and the Reuse. The conference will be held on June 6-June 9, 2013, at the Pireos Street Annexe.


Greek Section the International Committee for the Conservation of the Industrial Heritage (TICCIH), Hellenic Institute of Architecture (EIA), School of Architecture NTUA, AUTH Faculty of Architecture, Department of Architecture, University of Patras, Department of Architecture, University of Thessaly, Department of Architecture, University of Thrace, Department of Architecture TUC, Technical Chamber of Greece and ΕΤΕ Cyprus.

Where and When

The exhibition and the conference will take place at the Pireos Street Annexe of the Benaki Museum (138 Pireos & Andronikou St.)

Duration of the exhibition: 30/05/2013 – 28/07/2013 (Opening 29/05/2013)

Duration of the conference: 07/06/2013 – 09/06/2013