The disused and partially demolished Fix brewery building in central Athens, for decades a multi-storey concrete hulk within walking distance from the Temple of Olympian Zeus archaeological site, will be renovated to house a new National Museum of Contemporary Art.
Culture Minister George Voulgarakis stressed that a contract, signed on Tuesday, opens the way for renovation works to start immediately. The upgrading will take two years.
Voulgarakis said the new museum will cover a total space of 18,200 square metres, and along with the under-construction Acropolis Museum, will form an exis of cultural attractions within close proximity.
Source: Athens News Agency