Finnish Ar­chi­tects

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An ex­hi­bi­tion ex­plor­ing the role of Clas­si­cal Greek ar­chi­tec­ture as a source of in­spi­ra­tion for Finnish ar­chi­tects starts at the Be­naki Mu­seum’s Pireos Street an­nex on Fri­day, Jan­uary 13. The con­nec­tion is ev­i­denced through sketches and pho­tos made by Finnish ar­chi­tects who vis­ited Greece in the 19th and 20th cen­turies. “Finnish Ar­chi­tects – Gaz­ing upon Greece” show­cases works by G.T.C. Chiewitz (1815-62), Jacob Ahren­berg (1847-1914), Usko Nys­troem (1861-1925), Hild­ing Ekelund (1893-1984) and Al­var Aalto (1898-1976). A round-ta­ble dis­cus­sion ti­tled “Fin­land – Greece: Place and Ar­chi­tec­ture” will take place on Satur­day, Jan­uary 14. The ex­hi­bi­tion, which is sup­ported by the Min­istry of Ed­u­ca­tion and Cul­ture of Fin­land, runs to Fe­bru­ary 12. Be­naki Mu­seum, 138 Pireos & An­dronikou, tel 2102.345.3111, www.be­naki.gr

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