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Gerakas town hall

Building of contemporary design that houses the town hall of Gerakas.

  1. Modern and Contemporary era (1821 - )

    2004 Beginning of construction.

    2006 Completion

  2. Ottoman era (1453- 1821)

  3. Byzantine era (331 AC- 1453)

  4. Roman era (30 BC- 330 AC)

  5. Hellenistic era (322- 31 BC)

  6. Classical era (478-323 BC)

  7. Archaic era (800-479 BC)

  8. Geometric era (-1100- 800 BC)

  9. Prehistory (-1100 BC)

What I can see

The town hall building is developed within the inner boundary of the plot, and the rest of the plot creates a square. Most of the town hall is lined with wood, which harmonizes with the natural element of the back hill. The cross sections indicate the movements and the boundaries of the space, and the elliptical end is the hall of the municipal council.

What I can't see

The goal of the architects Dimitris Potiropoulos and Liana Nella-Potiropoulou was to create a building that exudes intimacy, is functional for both services and culture, and imparts an aesthetic experience of culture to society. That is why they designed a building with spaces for parallel activities. Inside the building there is a “dialogue” between natural light and the sculptural forms of the building (e.g. the sloping two-storey wall), and the glass floor on the first level creates interior views.


  • Address: 12 Ithakis St.


Doumanis O.V., (2004), Δημαρχείο και κέντρο πολιτισμού Γέρακα, [Town Hall and cultural centre in Gerakas, Attica] in Architecture in Greece, v.41, p.p. 138-143, NTUA