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Greek National Gallery of Art

Pilkington Suncool® 70/35 Pro T

Greek National Gallery of Art

Magnificent views of the ancient Acropolis can be enjoyed from the upper floors of the reconstructed National Gallery building in Athens, Greece. According to the plans, it will open its doors to visitors in March 2021. This is one of the most visited cultural places in Greece – for a couple of decades before closing for reconstruction in 2013, the gallery was visited by almost 6 million guests. The collection of exhibits amount to nearly 20 thousand.

The reconstruction was commissioned by the Greek Ministry of Culture. To the existing 9 thousand square meters of space, another 11 thousand will be added. There will be additional exhibition halls, art storage facilities, an amphitheater with 235 seats, administrative offices, spaces for educational programs, a cafe and a restaurant.

The gallery will be equipped with modern digital equipment, worth more than 2 million euros. Thanks to the technical means, the exhibition will become more interactive. The reconstruction involves increasing the seismic stability of the building. In addition, the new exhibition areas will meet the requirements of a barrier-free environment. 

The facades of the building are fully glazed. Which provides natural light in the exhibition halls. Passages, galleries and fences are all made of glass. The facility used Pilkington Suncool® 70/35 Pro T product from the architectural line of a neutral shade with a reflection coefficient close to ordinary float glass. The high light transmission of the selective glasses will allow you to enjoy the exposure in a comfortable light. A low solar factor will ensure the safety of the exhibits of the National Gallery.

  • Project National Gallery
  • Address Attica Periphery, Athens, Greece
  • Building 2019-2021
  • Architect The Architectural Design and Consultancy Company “Dionyssios Vassilopoulos & Associates L. P.
  • Glass