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Press Release: DIAZOMA awards five new contracts for the enhancement of the Ancient Theatre of Nicopolis

On Tuesday, 28 January 2020, within the framework of the DIAZOMA Association’s collaboration with the Region of Epirus and the Ministry of Culture for the implementation of the development programme “Ancient Theatres of Epirus Cultural Route”, DIAZOMA awarded five new contracts for the study, restoration and enhancement of the Ancient Theatre of Nicopolis, one of the route’s five landmarks. More specifically, the contracts pertain to the ancient theatre’s west retaining wall and east paraskenion.

To determine the needs to be addressed by the studies, a scientific meeting and comprehensive consultation were held at DIAZOMA’s offices on 14 January 2020. The meeting was attended by Mr Stavros Benos, President of DIAZOMA; Ms Eleni Toumbakari, Head at the Directorate for the Restoration of Ancient Monuments of the Ministry of Culture; Mr Evangelos Pavlidis, archaeologist and Great Theatre of Nicopolis project manager; Mr Leonidas Leontaris, architect-engineer of the aforementioned project; and research consultants Mr Gerasimos Thomas, civil engineer; Mr Vasilis Kasimis, civil engineer; Mr Panagiotis Tokmakides,  rural and surveying engineer; Mr Evgenios Gialias, architect-engineer; and Mr Giorgos Dounias, civil engineer-soil engineer.

More specifically, DIAZOMA awarded the following:

  1.  “Geotechnical survey and study for the restoration of the west retaining wall of the Ancient Theatre of Nicopolis” to EDAFOS ENGINEERING CONSULTANTS S.A., which was represented by research consultant Mr Giorgos Dounias.
  2. Contract commissioning the “Supplementary studies (static and geotechnical) for the restoration to an upright position of a wall portion at the east paraskenion of the Great Theatre of Nicopolis” to civil engineer Mr Vasilis Kasimis and EDAFOS ENGINEERING CONSULTANTS S.A., represented by Mr Giorgos Dounias.
  3. Contract commissioning the “Comprehensive static study for the restoration of the west retaining wall of the Ancient Theatre of Nicopolis” to civil engineer Mr Gerasimos Thomas.
  4. Contract commissioning the study of the “Topographic backgrounds for the restoration of the west retaining wall of the Ancient Theatre of Nicopolis” to rural and surveying engineer Mr Panagiotis Tokmakides.
  5. Contract commissioning the “Tender documentation for the restoration of the west retaining wall and the restoration to an upright position of wall portion at the east paraskenion of the Great Theatre of Nicopolis” to architect-engineer Mr Evgenios Gialias.

The award of the contracts mentioned above is implemented within the framework of the cultural sponsorship of the Paul & Alexandra Canellopoulos Foundation, corporate member of DIAZOMA, which supports actions relating to the realization of the “Epirus Cultural Route” and the enhancement and promotion of the ancient theatre of Nicopolis. DIAZOMA expresses its warmest gratitude to the Foundation for its financial and substantial support.

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