Rethymno Final Program

Final Program of Biennial BRAU4 in Rethymno

April 25-26-27, 2018

House of Culture



1st Day – Wednesday, April 25, 2018

09.30 – Welcome by Local Authorities

09.45 – Conferral of Awards

10.00 – Presentation of Biennial BRAU

Prof. Arch. Nina Avramidou, President of CICOP Italy and CICOP Net Confederation, founder of the Biennial BRAU

10.30 – Oral Session

Session Presidents:

  • Dr. Anastasia Tzigounaki, Director of Ephorate of Antiquities of Rethymno, Greece
  • Dr. Christina Tsigonaki, Assistant Professor, Byzantine Archaeology, Department of History and Archaeology, University of Crete

10.30 – Keynote lecture

Prof. Aristomenis Varoudakis, Technical University of Crete, Greece
“Continuity and Change – The Evolution of Three Building Traditions”

11.00 – Keynote lecture

Ph.D. Fani Mallouchou-Tufano, Deputy President of the Committee for the Consevation of the Acropolis Monuments, Greece
“A critique behind the scene: William Bell Dinsmoor and the restoration of the north colonnade of the Parthenon”

11.30 – Coffee break

12.00 – Keynote lecture

Ph.D. Apostolos Sarris, Research Associate of the Dept. of Anthropology, The Field Museum of Natural History of Chicago, USA
“Deciphering the Hidden Past through Ground Based and Space Technologies”

12.30 – Keynote lecture

Prof. Nikos Skoutelis, Technical University of Crete, Greece
“Three different defensive networks in Crete, 13th – 19th C. – The contemporary perspectives”

13.00 – Lunch


Dr. Eng. Kimon Papadimitriou, Dr. Eng. Nikolaos Sidiropoulos, Stavros Tsioumas, Anastasios Ktistis, Panagiotis Tokmakidis
“Thematic Wreck-Diving. A Preliminary Study of Underwater Tours at the Area of Southern Pelion and Northern Evia, Greece.”

15.30 – Debate

16.00-18.00  Poster Session


2nd Day – Thursday, April 26, 2018

09.30 – Oral Session

Session Presidents:

  • Prof. Nikos Skoutelis, Technical University of Crete, Greece
  • Prof. Aristomenis Varoudakis, Technical University of Crete, Greece

09.30 – Keynote lecture

Eng. Aristodimos Chatzidakis, National Technical University of Athens, Greece
“The Restoration of the Light House at the Venetian Harbor of Chania, Crete”

10.00 – Keynote lecture

Prof. Arch. Nina Avramidou, president of CICOP Italy and CICOP Net Confederation
“Ways of discovering historic buildings remains embedded in existing buildings”


Arch. Gherardo Sanità, Order of Architects of Florence, Italy
“The Tabaccaia of Sant’Agata: a social re-qualification”


Prof. Claudio Bizzarri, Director of the Archaeological and Environmental Park of Orvieto, Italy
“The complexity of the man-made underground structure in Orvieto, Italy”

11.30 – Coffee break


Arch. Paola Fornasa, Arch. Marco Ardielli, Italy
“Dealing with Climate Change along the New Coast of the Mediterranean: a Design Manual for Adaptation of Small Villages (Phase 1: Mapping of Small Villages)”


Arch. Giovanni Asmundo, Italy
“Amphibious Port and Cultural Landscape. Venice as a Mediterranean Settlement”

13.00 – Debate

13.30 – Lunch

15.00  – Poster Session

17.00-19.00  Technical Visit to the Historical Center of Rethymno and to the Fortezza Fortress

Presentation of the ongoing research program “Safeguarding Cultural Heritage through Technical and Organization Resources Management (STORM)” funded by the European program “H2020-DRS- 2015 Disaster – resilience: safeguarding and securing society, including adapting to climate change”, specifically from “DRS-11-2015 Disaster Resilience and Climate Change topic3: Mitigating the impacts of climate change and natural hazards on cultural heritage sites, structures and artifacts.”


3rd Day – Friday, April 27, 2018

10.00-13.00  Technical Visit to the Monasteri of Arkadi and its new museum, and to the Museum of the archaeological site of Ancient Eleutherna