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Zappeion and environs: The National And Kapodistrian
Univercity of Athens
It consists of a group of built masses that shape up a
double "T", with two symmetrical courtyards. The facade is strictly
symmetrical to the arcade of rectangular pillars, set-off by an Ionian-style
entrance. The bases of the columns and the capitals of the entrance are perfect
replicas of the equivalent found in the Propylaea of Acropolis. The building
follows the basic aesthetic rules of early Neoclassicism, while at the same
time is adapted to the Greek Mediterranean climate.
It was built between 1839 and 1864, based on a study drawn by the Danish architect Christian Hansen. Today the building serves as headquarters of the University of Athens, housing the offices of the Rectorate, the Juridical Department, the Archives and the Ceremonial Hall for official ceremonies of national esteem that refer to the University community.