The National Technical University and the school of architecture are organising a series of events on the occasion of the 50th anniversary of the death of Le Corbusier, one of the most emblematic personalities of modernism in architecture.
The events “Reference to Le Corbusier” are part of a wider framework of events that will be held around the world in commemoration of the famous architect. The premiere of the events will be on October 6th, with the group exhibition “In the Name of Corbusier”. The Swiss architect had a close relationship with Greece which will be highlighted through the exhibition “The Greek Corbusier”. His relationship with Greece was vivid from the 30s to the 60s, and 18 Greek architects had studied in his studio. His mark in Greece is clear with the construction of the hotel “Xenia” built by Greek architects that were influenced by him.
The events in Greece are co-organised or supported partly by the French Institute, the Swiss Embassy, the Greek Docomomo, and other cultural and scientific entities.