The "rich in gold Mycenae", as Homer calls them, have always been an attraction for thousands of people. The rich mythology surrounding the name of Mycenae, the ongoing excavations at the site, the imposing Lions gate, the vaulted tombs, the abundance of findings and the role of Mycenaean society and culture during the Bronze Age, make the archaeological site one of the most popular in Greece.
In this thesis, a proposal is made for the construction of a new museum in the archaeological site of the Acropolis of Mycenae. Its purpose is to highlight the Mycenaean civilization and meet the needs of thousands of visitors of the site. An additional goal is to accommodate a large part of the collection of findings from excavations at the archaeological site, the number of which reaches 35,000.
The new museum is located on the northwest side of the Acropolis with a large part of it being underground, in order to better blend in with the environment. The main spaces of the building include a reception hall, a permanent and periodic exhibition space, maintenance laboratories and warehouses, staff spaces, shop and cafe. The main concept of the design is the long corridor that leads to the entrance of the museum, inspired by the corridors of the vaulted tombs and the way their visitor enters in them. The exhibition space is arranged around this corridor, divided into 5 sections, integrating simultaneously a visual contact with the maintenance laboratories. The rooftop is accessible, offering a panoramic view of the surroundings and is directly connected to the parking lot.