The architecture of Alexandros Topazis and his indelible mark on public space

With its own architecture Alexandros Topazis, left an indelible mark on the public space. From his holy temple of the Holy Trinity in Fatima, Portugal, to the expansion and modernization of the Delphi archaeological museum. From the technologically innovative “Difros” residential complex in Chalandri to innovative office buildings with glass facades…

Emphasize bioclimatic design, and applied its principles on a large scale. He always respected the environment and tried to use its features in his works.

Alexandros Topazis was born in Karachi. He settled in Greece in 1947 at the age of 8. In 1962, he graduated from the Faculty of Architecture of the National Technical University of Athens with honors. A year later, he opened his own architectural office.

He has distinguished himself in dozens of national and international competitions and is recognized worldwide. recognition. In addition to being of great importance to his pedagogical activity, he left behind many scientific publications and texts. He always supervised his constructions himself and knew every detail.

Ministry of culture, Lina Mendoni said: “We say goodbye to Alexandros N. Topazis with great sadness, but also with great gratitude for his deep traces in architecture, our cities, public space. (…) I offer my deepest condolences to his children, Despina, who continues to work in his office, and Nicholas, who has written a unique career for decades, his grandchildren, countless colleagues and friends.

THE Alexandros Topazis died at the age of 85 after a long illness. His latest project on the way is a joint proposal with the British office of David Chipperfield. reform and Extension of the National Museum of Archaeology.

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