Propylaia of the Acropolis, Athens, Greece

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Propylaia of the Acropolis, Athens, Greece

Project: Propylaia of the Acropolis
Location: Athens, Greece
Instrumentation: S.E.A expert acquisition system with Optical Strands, Temperature probe

OSMOS benefits:

  • Preservation of ancient heritage
  • Prevention of damage
  • Safety of visitors



Prevention of damage

Built between 437 and 732 B.C., the Propylaia is part of the Greek cultural heritage and constitutes a must-see tourist attraction. The great age of the building, bad weather and earth pressures mean that the client fear possible risks of damage. In order to identify the actual risks for the structure, OSMOS Hellas fitted the Propylaia with four optical strands, a monitoring station and a temperature sensor to discover the degree of criticality of the earth pressures and any exceptional events such as earthquakes. The first results of static and dynamic analyses have shown that the wall equipped with OSMOS solutions presented normal behaviour. OSMOS was thus able to confirm the bearing capacity of the structure and foundations


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