|Type||Cultural - Conference Centres, Leisure and Entertainment Centres|
The New Acropolis Museum has been designed by architect B. Tschumi, following an International Architectural Contest. This is a 30.000 m2 building on a 21.000 m2 property. It includes specially designed exhibition galleries for the presentation of all significant findings from the Acropolis area, a gallery for temporary exhibitions, a 200-seat auditorium with conference facilities, a 45-seat 3D projection theater, restaurant, cafeteria, gift shops, as well as parking and ancillary areas arranged in four underground levels. The highlight of the Museum is the magnificent glass gallery which is designed to house all the Parthenon sculptures. A particular feature of this building is the fact that the rich archaeological findings, uncovered on its site, have been integrated and highlighted in its design and are visible by its visitors through extensive glass floors. The Building is resting on 92 seismic bearings, thus being fully seismically insulated.