Presiding over the entrance is a giant sculpture by Greek artist Nikos-Yorgos Papoutsidis, but it is to the memory of Greek composer Manos Hatzidakis (1925-1994) that Technopolis is dedicated. This art centre occupies the site of the gasworks whose facilities have been kept unchanged. You wander in this post-industrial landscape, between the furnaces, tanks, and the red brick buildings that have been turned into showrooms, concert halls, or screening rooms. The centre devotes its 2,000 sqm to Happenings and creativity while cultivating the memory of the site.
Black-and-white photographs displayed everywhere pay tribute to the employees who worked there until the plant was closed in 1984. On the second floor of the Ángelos Sikelianós building is the only museum in the world dedicated to Maria Callas, the famous Greek opera singer (1923-1977). During the day, you might come to attend a performance, a reading by a writer, or an art opening. In the evening, not only are all the geeks in attendance, but you can also participate in a rock or techno concert. Nearby, the neighbourhood is ebullient, with its cafés, bars, and restaurants full until dawn.
Technopolis City of Athens
118 54 Athens
+30 213 010 9300