Distinguished architect Jean-Pierre Heim has shared his vision and plans for a new archaeological museum on the Greek island of Delos, with Culture Minister Aristides Baltas earlier this week, at a meeting also attended by Hellenic Association of Tourist & Travel Agencies President Lysandros Tsilidis.
The New York-based architect known for his highly regarded work across the globe including the Capitol Music Theater in Frankfurt, the Luxor Palace in Dresden and the Brasserie La Lorraine, presented his designs for a new museum which would integrate elements of the surrounding environment.
After thanking Mr Heim, Minister Baltas explained that all proposals for Delos – also an UNESCO World Heritage site – are evaluated by the Cyclades Ephorate of Antiquities.
Mr Tsilidis added that it was important to see the creation of major projects and accompanying infrastructure, which promote culture and boost tourism.
The island of Delos, located near Mykonos in the midst of the Cyclades archipelago, is (according to myth) the birthplace of Apollo and Artemis and as such considered a holy sanctuary of great historical and archaeological importance.