Last year, from June to November, visitors to the 14th International Architecture Exhibition La Biennale di Venezia in Italy were introduced to Greece’s architectural heritage through the “Tourism Landscapes: Remaking Greece” participation.
As of March 27, Greece’s participation in the Venice Biennale Exhibition will be exhibited in Athens at the Acropolis Museum.
“Tourism Landscapes: Remaking Greece” explores the role of tourism as a vehicle of modernization through the development of constructed tourism landscapes: hotels and resorts, organized beaches, archaeological sites and museums, public space designs and infrastructure facilities.
The review of Greek tourism’s history of architecture — from 1914, when the Greek National Tourism Organization was first launched, until 2014 — is presented as a prerequisite for Greece’s further development in the tourism industry.
The exhibition consists of two sections: The archival section, which will present the architectural production of tourism landscapes in Greece in the last 100 years (1914-2014) and the new projects section that will showcase the proposals of 15 Greek and foreign architects for the future direction of the country’s tourism’s architecture in the post-crisis era.
The “Tourism Landscapes: Remaking Greece” exhibition will be curated by National Commissioner architect and professor Yannis Aesopos and will be on display until April 11.
A series of events will be held during the exhibition under the organization of OMNI APICO.
Photo source: OMNI APICO