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  • AGORA , ATHENS

  • AGORA , ATHENS AGORA IN GREEK MEANS

    MARKET.

    MOST IMPORTANT PLACE OF

    ANCIENT GREEK CITY AND THE HEART OF ANCIENT ATHENS.

    BUILT IN 6TH CENTURY B.C AND

    LIES NORTH-WEST OF ACROPLOIS

    IT IS INFACT AN OPEN PUBLIC

    SQUARE OR MARKET PLACE WITH A BORDER OF PUBLIC PLACE.

    FOCUS OF RELIGIOUS CEREMONIES

    POLITICAL,CULTURAL COMMERCIAL EXCHANGES.

  • AGORA , ATHENS THE ADMINISTRATIVE BUILDINGS AND TEMPLES WERE BUILT IN

    THIS AREA.HERE PUBLIC SERVICES AND COURTS OF LAW WERE ALSO BASED.

    ATHENIANS JUST DID EVERYTHING HERE FROM BUYING AND

    SELLING GOODS,LEARN NEWS,CRITICIZE THE GOVT. AND EXCHANGE VIEWS.

  • AGORA , ATHENS

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  • AGORA , ATHENS NORTH WEST SIDE OF

    AGORA.

    STOA OF ZEUS

    ELUTHERIORS2. TEMPLE OF APLOLLO PATROOS

    3.TEMPLE OF HEPHAESTUS 4.METROON 5. BOULETERION 6.THALOS.

  • AGORA , ATHENS SOUTHERN SIDE OF

    AGORA

    THALOS MIDDLE STOASOUTH EAST FOUNTAIN HALIAEA OR COURT SOUTH STOASOUTHEAST FOUNTAIN

    HOUSE7. MINT.

  • AGORA , ATHENS TEMPLE OF HEPHAISTOS

    ALSO KNOWN AS THESION AND IS DORIC IN NATURE. CROWNS THE HILL KOLONOS DEDICATED TO 2 GODS: HEPHAISTOS & ATHENA. CONSTRUCTION STARTED IN 449 BC.

  • AGORA , ATHENS

  • AGORA , ATHENS TEMPLE OF APOLLO PATROOS

    BUILT IN 340 B.C IN THE NAME OF FOUNDER / FATHER OF IONIAN NATION,TO THE GOD OF APPOLO. PATROOS HERE MEANS FATHER.

  • AGORA , ATHENS TEMPLE OF CYBELE ( METROON)

    BUILT IN 2ND CENTURY B.C. METROON (2) IN FRONT ON BOULEUTERION(3) AND NEXT TO THALOS (4) IT MEANS MOTHERS BUILDING .SERVED AS PUBLIC ARCHIVE BUILDING.

  • AGORA , ATHENS STOA OF ZEUS ELUTHERIOS

    ERRECTED IN 5TH CENTURY A.D IN HONOUR OF THOSE WHO FOUGHT FOR FREEDOM

    AND SECURITY OF CITY.

  • AGORA , ATHENS ALTAR OF 12 GODS

    CONSTRUCTED IN 521 B.C FENCED AREA WITH AN ALTAR AT CENTRE. POPULAR PLACE OF ASYLUM,HEART OF CITY. CENTRAL MILESTONE FROM WHICH DISTANCES WERE MEASURED.

  • AGORA , ATHENS THALOS

    BUILT IN 460 B.CCIRCULAR BUILDINGCHAIRMEN AND COUNCIL OF 500 DINED AND SPENT NIGHT HERE,SO AS TO AVAILABLE AT NIGHTS.

  • AGORA , ATHENS RELATION OF THE PLAZA TO URBAN DESIGN SHAPE

    THE SQUARE HAS RATHER IRREGULAR SHAPE.,WHILE THE BULIDING WHICH FORM THE MAJOR PART OF THE COMPLEX ARE IN VARIOUS SHAPES LIKE CIRCULAR, SQURE, RECTANGULAR.ETC.

    PATTERN

    REGULARITY IN PATTERN AND GEOMERTY IS TRIED TO BE ACHIEVED THROUGH GREEK COLUMNS IN MOST OF THE BUILDINGS.

  • AGORA , ATHENS URBAN ACTIVITY

    ACTIVITIES LIKE RELIGIOUS CEREMONIES ,POLITICAL MEETINGS COMMERCIAL EXCHANGES AND SPORTS EVENTS USE TO RULE THE FUNCTION OF THIS PLACE

    URBAN SCLAE

    THE WHOLE COMPLEX ON MONUMENTAL SCALE SUBDIVIDED INTO FURTHER INTIMATE SPACES. CERTAIN GRAND FEELING IS ASSOCIATED WITH THIS.

  • AGORA , ATHENS URBAN SPACE

    TRUE EXAMPLES OF URBAN SPACE WITH BUILDINGS AROUND. ALL BUILDINGS HAVE DISTINCTIVE PURPOSE TO SERVE.

    URBAN MASS

    IN THIS THERE IS SKILLFUL DESIGN OF

    BUILDINGS MASSES TO CREATE URBAN SPACES OF DIFFERENT SHAPES BUT STILL KEEP UP THE PROPORTIONS. RATHER ANY ELEMENT IN THE COMPLEX PLAYING AN IMP. ROLE IN

    THE URBAN MASS, THE SQUARE AS A WHOLE PLAYS A GREAT ROLE IN THE VISUAL CITYSCAPE.