The Basil and Marina Theocharakis Foundation is situated opposite the Hellenic Parliament in the cultural, political and commercial heart of Athens. The Foundation’s premises on the corner of Merlin and Vassilissis Sofias streets were designed by Vassilis Tsagris during the last years of the 1920’s; built in the eclectic style of the inter-war period, the building—which was listed in 1985--borrows freely from many European styles. Having served a variety of functions down the years, the premises were acquired by the B & M Theocharakis Foundation in 2005.

The building’s exterior was renovated in line with plans drawn up by Dimitris Agiostratitis, while the Foundation’s interior was reorganized by the architectural firm P. Tzonos-G. Heuppel, who ensured that the resultant spaces provided all the facilities required by a contemporary cultural centre: galleries for temporary and permanent exhibitions, an auditorium for musical events, lectures and conferences, an Art Shop, a Café and a data access area. The architectural design was informed by a desire to achieve maximum functionality coupled with a high-quality aesthetic and recognizable personality.

The Foundation has ensured full access for people with disabilities.

Lower ground floor: 175-seat Auditorium

Ground floor: Reception, Art Shop

First floor: Café Merlin

2nd floor: Exhibition space

3rd floor: Exhibition space

4th floor: Exhibition space

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The Foundation of Santa Marina and Theocharaki, is located opposite the parliament, in the cultural, political and economic heart of Athens, in the corner of Queen Sophia and Merlin.

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B & M Theocharakis Foundation for the Fine Arts & Music

9 Vassilisis Sofias Ave. & 1 Merlin Str. Athens, City Center 106 71 Athina Greece

Capacity: 50 - 175 persons

Athens, City Center, 106 71, Athina

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