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Theological School of Athens

The Theological School of Athens is a building of modern architecture with references to brutalism.

  1. Modern and Contemporary era (1821 - )

    1976 Constructed

  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 design attempts to evoke both a modern version of monastic austerity and folk building complexes in Greece, along with some brutalistic references (Le Corbusier code). The facades of the building have multiple notable features: they are made of visible concrete, they have a tendency to plasticity, and they make the functions of the façade distinct, as the volumes of the spaces are mostly visible.

What I can't see

The Theological School was the first faculty of the University of Athens which was transferred to the campus at the east of the city. One of the design challenges of the building was the strongly sloping ground and the simultaneous desire to serve all the needs of the school with sufficient and functional spaces. The architects Lazaros Kalyvitis and Giorgos Leonardos designed successive zones of indoor and outdoor spaces, which are connected with transverse stoas, thus creating a system of interior atriums which adapt the building to the natural environment.


Doumanis O.V., (1984), Θεολογική Σχολή Πανεπιστημίου Αθηνών, [School of Theology, Athens University] in Architecture in Greece, v.18, p.p. 183-187, NTUA


Technical Chamber of Greece, (2000), Athens, London, Paris, TCG,

Last visit 23/1/2021