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Di_Eleysis by the old Οil factory - Restoration of an industrial complex in Elefsina
Eleni Kyriakidou, architect - Aggeliki Lalaouni, architect

Modern Eleusis bears intensely the “scars” of deindustrialization. The industrial complexes of Elaiourgeio and Votrys exemplify this phenomenon. The objective of our proposal is their revival through a modern architectural dialogue and the overall regeneration of Elefsina, in the context of a wider cultural renaissance.

Industrial Heritage: Sites of memory as places of culture. When today respects yesterday ...
Andromachi-Anna Dalgitsi, architect

The passing of generations left, among many traces, and building debris. Since the Industrial Revolution many of them are old industrial buildings. In recent decades there has been growing interest in these monuments of industrial civilization. The reuse of industrial buildings, namely the inclusion of a new and different use of the initial is the main concern in last years of advanced societies both nationally and globally.

The utilization of the industrial heritage of Volos. A successful experiment of re-usage.
Kostas Adamakis, architect Ph.D., assistant professor of the University of Thessaly, president of TICCIH Greece

In Volos, from the 1980’s, the local authorities, with continuous activities, rescued and developed by new uses, the greatest part of the industrial history of the city. 25 industrial monuments were renovated and are now parts of the economic, social and cultural life of the city. Schools, universities, cultural centres, spaces of multiple uses, offices, etc., serve the urban web.

Industry and Environment: a short review of the European and national legislation
Daphne Mavrogiorgos, Biologist – MSc Environmental Change & Management

In the article EU directives are presented about industrial pollution, waste management along with the very important directive for environmental responsibility, prevention and damage remedy.

The industrial heritage of Nea Philadelphia and surrounding areas. Roads of water – Roads of fibre-textile industry
Olga Dakoura-Vogiatzoglou, archaeologist A’ EPCA, Substitute member of TICCIH board

The industrial activity was spread from Nea Ionia to the surrounding refugee settlements of N. Philadelphia, N. Chalkidona and N. Irakleio; as a result the area was developed as an important fibre-textile industry centre of Greece. Many factories were built in these areas, from which only a few survive. Britannia factory and Vamvakourgia (cotton processing industry) are the last specimens remaining at Nea Philadelphia.

Do we need aeolian energy?
Ioannis Tsipouridis, President at Hellenic Wind Energy Association

Renewable Energy Sources protect our planet on the whole and consequently the whole ecosystem, even the one they are accused to damage. In contrast, factories using fossil fuels pollute not only on a local but also on a planetary basis, since they produce greenhouse gases, which lead to climate change.

Silent Machines, by Thanasis Rentzis
An elegy to the industrial fragments and landscapes
Konstantinos Chatzifragkios-Makridakis, topographer engineer

The film Silent Machines of the philosopher-cinematographer Thanasis Rentzis is a meditation on time that touches upon the memory of industrial landscapes, as an object of history for which knowledge comes as salvation. This is a fictional movie of documentation, a way of meandering and approaching the feeling of ‘specific’ of industrial heritage.

Asopos River: Chronicle of a Death Foretold
Sofia Giannaki, biologist, M.Sc. environmental-spatial planning engineer

Ancient Greeks worshipped Asopos as a god. Today, Asopos River carries heavy industrial waste. From Presidential Decree of 1969, which classifies the river as a “receiving body of industrial waste” until the announced Presidential Decree, which lifts this classification, the way is long and … smelly.

The designation of the industrial complexes of northern Greece as “monuments”: A brief review and certain basic conclusions
Demetres Zygomalas, architect, MSc in conservation of historic buildings and complexes

Since 1983, the Hellenic Ministry of Culture has been active in designating a significant number of industrial complexes in Macedonia and Thrace as “monuments”. The history of this activity provides the field for a didactic review, complemented by certain basic conclusions on the way in which the Greek state has so far responded to this primary prerequisite of industrial heritage protection.

A historical industrial complex in peril: The Retsina fibre-industry in Piraeus
Leda Papastefanaki, historian, Department of History and Archaeology, University of Ioannina

In Piraeus, Lefka area, on 44 Retsina Street, stands the abandoned fibre-industry of Retsina brothers, the last remnant of the once mighty industry. The industry complex is close to demolition as the current owner, The National Bank of Greece, asks for the development of the industry's plot, building up another shopping centre.

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