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Environmental impact assessment of the building complex of the National Museum of Contemporary Art in Athens​

​​​Environmental impact assessment of the building complex of the National Museum of Contemporary Art in Athens


Country: Greece​

Region: City of Athens
Duration: April 2004 - June 2004

Client: NATIONAL MUSEUM OF CONTEMPORARY ART

Main characteristics:

  • The deserted for decades FIX brewery, a significant industrial building in the Center of Athens designed by the architect Takis Zenetos,  was selected in 2000 to become the permanent house of the newly-founded National Museum of Contemporary Art (EMST),  with the prospect of being reconstructed in order to meet the building and functional needs of the Museum.
  • The following were examined in the framework of the Environmental Impact Assessment:

-Analytical description of the existing environmental condition 

-Environmental impact assessment from the construction and operation of the project both on the natural but mainly on the human-made environment

-Examination of alternative solutions

-To begin with, an analysis and proposal of remedy measures and directions in order to deal with the detected environmental impacts

Important environmental issues:

  • Enhancement of the old FIX brewery
  • Impacts on the social-financial environment
  • Impacts on land uses and examination of issues of urban planning
  • Examination of impacts on the acoustic and air environment and traffic conditions

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