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Elliniko - Athens

The former Elliniko (Hellinikon) International Airport in Athens, designed in the 60s by Finnish architect  Eero Saarinen,  went out of operations on March 30, 2001. After the closure, part of the north-west facility was reconverted to sport park for the 2004 olympics. Since then, most of the structures are abandoned, with some interim uses including a centre for refugees and the MKIE social clinic. The area of public property is managed by the Hellenic Republic Development Asset Fund (HRDAF) and leased  for 99 years to the Lamda Development company – an international consortium of investors complising the Chinese conglomerate Fosun Group, Eagle Hills from Abu Dhabi and Latsis Group –  with a development plan delivered by Norman Foster. We follow since some years the events in this crucial territory.

Here a  photographic reconnaisance by JoPixel / ogino:knauss