The City and the World: Athens Symposium, Sept. - Oct. 2016 Tell a friend

International Architecture Awards 2015-2016

The European Center for Architecture Art Design and Urban Studies and The Chicago Athenaeum: Museum of Architecture and Design present a challenging program on the future of The City and The World in Athens, Greece, September 23, 2016.  

The exhibition presents the challenges of contemporary architecture in building, urban planning, and design in general in this New World Era of a Renewed Environmental and Economic Order and with a new parallel Vision for the Design of World Cities in the future with examples by the world's leading architects from across Europe, Asia, the Middle East, Australia, and the Americas.

The exhibition considers new skyscrapers, commercial buildings, urban plans, private residences, and real estate projects that achieve a high standard of excellence in design, construction, planning, and sustainability and promote the best practice in all types of real estate development for the private and public sectors, including new skyscrapers, high rises, corporate and institutional buildings, commercial projects, city planning, restorations and adaptive reuse, religious and civic buildings, and interiors.  

The buildings and urban planning projects were selected through The Chicago Athenaeum and The European Centre's prestigious awards programs for 2015 and 2016: The International Architecture Awards and The American Architecture Awards.

“This impressive and visionary array of new buildings and planning projects are outstanding projects, each of which positively impacts our world's larger communities — sometimes modestly, but most often massively,” states Christian Narkiewicz-Laine, President, The Chicago Athenaeum.

“The works span the globe, from South America to Asia, from North America to Europe, and we are particularly happy to share that diversity. All projects exhibit innovation in design, acute sensitivity to the environment, sustainability, adaptability to their surroundings, and provision of enjoyment to their many users.  In one way or another, each finalist wowed the jury, which made selection of the winners a real challenge.”

The exhibition is accompanied by a Symposium with guest speakers and presenters to be announced.

For more information, contact Konstadina Geladaki at TEL: +30/210 342 8511 or by email at

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