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The Gothic cathedrals, St.Denis, Amiens, Chartres. Architectural prescription and analysis of the symbols.
Ioanna Kalantzi, college graduate from the Department of Plastic Art & Art Science of the University of Ioannina in Greece

The gothic cathedral churches of France St. Denis, Amiens, Chartres, present an extraordinary interesting. These are monuments that each one clue of them shows that gothic architecture is an endless “stoned- book”. It is the forgotten language of stone and glass. It is the alive history of Europe.

"Castleford Project", an innovative regeneration project
David Barrie, producer of public projects and consultant in city development.

"Modernisation is possible only through democratisation". This is a key philosophy of "Castleford Project", the innovative regeneration project of a town in West Yorkshire, England that in just four years has transformed several of the town’s public spaces and leveraged over €300m of new public and private investment.

The City of York: A vivid city in a historic environment
Eliza Papadopoulou, MSc structural engineer

York is a historic city sited in north-east of England. It was originally founded around 71 A.D. and developed significantly during the 8th century and then during medieval years. York has many historic buildings, first of all its famous Minster and then other historic houses, parish churches, industrial buildings and many other monuments, such as ruins from the Roman period, bridges, and of course the walls that surround the historic town

Liverpool: The regeneration of a maritime city
Vasiliki Pappas, architect

Liverpool, a great port in the 19th century, experiences decline since the mid 20th century. In recent years, following the city’s nomination as European Capital of Culture for 2008, several regeneration projects were launched, aiming at its revitalization. Although so far the results are positive, the future of the scheme seems uncertain...

The physiognomy of Rome in cinema
Constantinos Chatzifragkios - Makrydakis, topographer

Some metropolises of the world emit a particular enchantment in the art of cinema. Authors with different artistic ways and ideological background portray their opinion in films, in an attempt to determine the physiognomy of each one of these cities-symbols; cities that have become property of the spectators’ imagination all over the world, simply with the move of a camera.

A modern town in an old shell:
a walk through Leiden (the Netherlands)
Thanassis Vionis, archaeologist

Wondering with a bicycle in Leiden, a modern town that combines the medieval character of its historic center with contemporary architecture in an extraordinary manner. Medieval fortress, buildings of 17th-18th century, gothic cathedrals, modern buildings, University and poetry written on the facades of the buildings. . . 

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