Archaeological Museum of Chania | Bobotis + Bobotis Architects

SAVE Archaeological Museum of Chania | Bobotis + Bobotis Architects

Project Name: Archaeological Museum of Chania

Practice: Bobotis + Bobotis Architects

Firm Location: Athens

Completion year: 2021

Project Location: Chania

Lead Architects: Theofanis Bobotis, Lukas Bobotis

Clients: Ministry of Culture

Photo Credits: Thomas Gerasopoulos

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Excerpt: Archaeological Museum of Chania is a building designed by the architectural studio Bobotis + Bobotis Architects. The holistic integration between exterior and interior environments encapsulates the design principles of the Chania Museum, which centre on openness and free flow of movement.

Project Description

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This impressive triangular building emerges from a hillside in Chania and leaps towards the sea. The holistic integration between exterior and interior environments encapsulates the design principles of the Chania Museum, which centre on openness and free flow of movement. 

Vicinity to the sea

Drawing inspiration from the natural environment, the geometric design is rendered with a wide brick facade. Cobble stone and large concrete tiles also feature on the entrance to the building.

Main entrance

The single storey building encloses an interior atrium, which allows for natural light to permeate the interiors. Inside is an emphasis on freshness and clarity, with crisp white interiors softened by parquet floors. 

Exhibition Spaces

There is a simple arrangement of exhibition spaces which invite visitors to roam freely around exhibitions. 

Exhibition Spaces

The interior spaces predominantly feature controlled lighting, and with a perforated steel roof that is designed to be able to alter the sunlight entering the building. Visitors can also relax in the cafe, which overlooks the sea.

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