The building will house the multimedia station of the “myEleusis” digital program, as well as activities of the Ephorate of Western Attica, of a general cultural and educational nature
Within June, the restoration of Adam’s House, in Elefsina, will be completed, which will function as a Cultural and Educational Center of the Archaeological Site of Elefsina and as a space for complementary functions of the Archaeological Museum. The preserved building, owned by the Ministry of the Interior, is located in the SE corner of the archaeological site of Elefsina, at the junction of Nikolaidou and Perikleous streets.
The building will house the multimedia station of the digital program “myEleusis”, as well as activities of the Ephorate of Western Attica, of a general cultural and educational nature, such as screenings, presentations, photo exhibitions, educational programs. On the ground floor of the building, which communicates with the archaeological site of Elefsina, there will be a shop of the Organization for the Management and Development of Cultural Resources.
According to a statement from the Ministry of the Environment, the project to be completed was visited by the Minister of Culture and Sports, Lina Mendoni, as well as the CEO of HELLENiQ ENERGY, Andreas Siamisii. The restoration project is implemented with the sponsorship of Hellenic Petroleum, a subsidiary company of the HELLENiQ ENERGY Group, in the amount of 511,000 euros.
Lina Mendoni and Andreas Siamisii were informed by the designer Eleni-Anna Chlepa about the progress of the repair and restoration of the building, in its original form. The aim is to highlight its historical and archaeological value, as well as to ensure its functionality based on modern needs, in order to upgrade the experience of visiting the archaeological site of Elefsina.
The two-story “Adam House”, with a total area of 160 m2, dates back to 1927. It remained in the ownership of the Adam family until November 1979, when the Ministry of Culture began a process of declaring the property expropriated, which was completed in 1994 with the building goes to the State. As early as 1990, the “Adam House” was characterized as a remarkable building of the interwar period with neoclassical elements and was declared a preserve under special conditions, as it is a typical example of a middle-class single-family house with influences from late classicism.
About 87% of the restoration work is currently complete. The project will be completed by next June, with the preservation of its architectural elements.
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