In Greece are met enough industrial buildings, from which many warehouses of tobacco, in various cities of Greek territory. These historical warehouses have lost the interest that they had in the past, from the residents of cities, and they have passed litteraly in disuse. This phenomenon you meet very intensely in Agrinio, which was a city that constituted turning-point for the history of smoke. There certain buildings warehouses of tobacco have crashed, while the rests remain unexploited, waiting for a likely future use.
Warehouse of tobacco Papapetrou is one from the bigger saved buildings of region and particularly separate for his strange technique. In the old days the building constituted part of life of city with operations connected with the smoke, that were absolutely made dependent from the building and his structure. Today the building is like a monument, where in his are closed the experiences of workers and traders of tobacco old season and it asks it is incorporated with new uses in the operation of city so that acquire a identity, but also the movement and the liveliness that has been deprived from him the all this years.
It will be supposed it is added that in Agrinio this period is placed the question of absence of one modern Archaeological museum and lack of buildings infrastructures for the needs of this. Concretely in excavations that have become, have been found murals from the region of Preveza, pediments and departments ceramic, a ancient archeological article and a lot of other discoveries. Certain by them, they are accomodated in the already existing archaeological space while many are provisional stored in the old museum with danger to be destroyed. This problem you do not meet only in Agrinio but are more general for the wider region of Etoloakarnania, after does not exist a archaeological museum.
Trying they are solved more is proposed the creation of Archaeological Museum in combination with a Cultural Centre in the space Warehouse of tobacco Papapetrou, that will cover the need of region for a of a museum space, giving roof in the various discoveries, simultaneous however they will again give life in this particular building in the centre of city.
The proposal is based on a extensive inquiring work with regard to the architecture of warehouses of tobacco in the Hellenic space where had been studied the history of smoke from the moment of his import in Greece. Simultaneously it was product of empiric research of historical buildings on the spot of warehouses of tobacco with epicentre the prewar buildings that present architectural interest. Objective of the previous research was the recording of most important than this buildings and the investigation of their architectural origin. Moreover having these as background became enough visits in the region and in warehouse of tobacco as well as discussion with residents and responsible institutions.
More analytically, the first chapter constitutes the theoretical background of work. Is studied the history of warehouses of tobacco and the city of Agrinio and becomes a general description of operation, morphology and manufacture of buildings.
In the second chapter becomes extensive description of the warehouse of tobacco Papapetrou. Is described the place, chronology of construction as well as the operation, morphology and manufacture of building.
In the third chapter are mentioned the ideas for the confrontation of building and are formulated the course of idea with sketches, [fotomontaz] and written reason.
Completing are mentioned drawings (ground plans, aspects, sections) and [fotorealistika] for the more complete picture of proposal.
With the present research you expect the appointment of historical heritage, the elevation of the and history in combination with the resurgence of lost interesting for this warehouse of tobacco and finally the creation of modern museum for the city of Agrinio and the wider region.