Law, Theological School and Library of A.U.Th. are buildings of modern architecture in A.U.Th.
Modern and Contemporary era (1912 - )
2000 The new unit of the central library was awarded as ythe best Greek public building of the five-year period 1995-1999. It was designed b Anastasios Kotsiopoulos, Morpho Papanikolaou and Rena Sakellaridou.
Ottoman era (1453- 1912)
Byzantine era (331 AC- 1453)
Roman era (30 BC- 330 AC)
Hellenistic era (322- 31 BC)
Classical era (478-323 BC)
Archaic era (800-479 BC)
Geometric era (-1100- 800 BC)
Prehistory (-1100 BC)
What I can see
The departments of Law (1960), Theology (1971) and the central library (1964-1974) of the university belong to the order of late modernism, with brutalist references and references to the architecture of Le Corbusier and Mies Van der Rohe. They were designed by Kostas Papaioannou and Kostas Fines and their main characteristics are the visible concrete, their plasticity with horizontal and vertical lines and the buildings are placed around a central free space. The Faculty of Law building includes a central hall, offices, professors’ meeting room, 8 auditoriums with 150 seats, a wing with reading rooms, 2 auditoriums with 1000 and 500 seats, and an attic as recreational area for the students. Outside the amphitheatre, an early Christian tomb of the 4th century AD is on display. The building has a grid of concrete blinds on the west side. In the Central Library of the university, of particular importance is the new unit, which was built underground, northeast of the pre-existing building. It is organized on 3 levels with a total area of 4,500 sqm. One floor has closed libraries and is connected to the library of the old building. The second floor includes a double-height reading room, an open library, a loft and an external curved wall, which forms a zone of common areas and a pedestrian path that is part of the overall pedestrian system of the university.
What I can't see
Tombs and sarcophagi from the Roman and early Christian periods, which were discovered during the construction of the buildings, are on display in the Meteoroscope Park.
- Address: Egnatia St., A.U.Th.
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