More than 100 concrete pillars support the building over the remains of an ancient Athenian city, discovered during pre-construction.
The entrance of the museum correlates to the pedestrian walkway of Dionysiou Areopagitou. Both the interior and exterior spaces of the Acropolis Museum highlight archaeological excavations below.
Gallery of the Acropolis Slopes. The circular holes promote function as much as form, providing soundproofing for the space.
Exterior detail: “Reflections of the Attica sky are visible on the glass surface of the Parthenon Gallery.” The gallery parallels the orientation of the ancient temple on the rock.