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Natural History Museum Samos

New Samos Building Development – architecture design by Potiropoulos D+L Architects, Greece

27 Apr 2009

Natural History Museum Building

Samos, Greece

Design: Potiropoulos D+L Architects, Athens

Samos Museum building design

The design won 1st Prize in this Greek architectural competition.

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More architectural information is very welcome for this contemporary Samos building design

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Location: Samos, eastern Aegean Sea, Greece, southeast Europe

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Samos, Aegean Sea

Samos is a Greek island in the eastern Aegean Sea, south of Chios, north of Patmos and the Dodecanese, and off the coast of Asia Minor, from which it is separated by the 1.6-kilometre (1.0 mi)-wide Mycale Strait. It is also a separate regional unit of the North Aegean region, and the only municipality of the regional unit.

In ancient times Samos was an especially rich and powerful city-state, particularly known for its vineyards and wine production. It is home to Pythagoreion and the Heraion of Samos, a UNESCO World Heritage Site that includes the Eupalinian aqueduct, a marvel of ancient engineering. Samos is the birthplace of the Greek philosopher and mathematician Pythagoras, after whom the Pythagorean theorem is named, the philosopher Epicurus, and the astronomer Aristarchus of Samos, the first known individual to propose that the Earth revolves around the sun. Samian wine was well known in antiquity, and is still produced on the island.

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