Anarchists Attack Offices of Architects Designing Exarchia

February 23, 2024

ATHENS – A design to turn the center of the anarchist stronghold of Exarchia modernistic, atop a new metro stop that has met fierce resistance, saw an attack on the architecture firm by a group calling itself Anarchist.

That left broken windows Tense Architecture office in the Polygono district of Athens earlier this month, the group claiming responsibility in a post on the Athens Indymedia website.

The company had won the competition for the design of Exarchia Square. The National Technical University of Athens (NTUA) School of Architecture and Engineering deplored the attack and architects warned of a spread of violence.

The post said the architect’s office “is nothing more than an illustrative alibi for the various cops who have anchored in recent years in its corners, ensuring a smooth transition to the ‘new era.’”

Exarchia is a kind of beatnik version of anti-establishment groups and anarchists who often clash with riot police and are opposed to the gentrification of the area that’s known for its coffee shops, tattoo parlors and leftist rallying points.

The NTUA issued a statement of support to the office and Tilemachos Andrianopoulos, NTUA assistant professor and founding member of the Tense Architecture office.

“We stand by and support our colleague. The attack and the threats against him are an attack against all members of the NTUA School of Architecture,” read the resolution following an emergency meeting of the school’s Dean’s Office.


ATHENS - The special 'Easter Basket,' which offers traditional Easter foods at lower or unchanged prices, will come into effect from April 24 to May 4.

Top Stories


A pregnant woman was driving in the HOV lane near Dallas.

General News

NEW YORK – Meropi Kyriacou, the new Principal of The Cathedral School in Manhattan, was honored as The National Herald’s Educator of the Year.


9 Are Facing Charges in What Police in Canada Say is the Biggest Gold Theft in the Country’s History

TORONTO (AP) — Police said nine people are facing charges in what authorities are calling the biggest gold theft in Canadian history from Toronto’s Pearson International airport a year ago.

Allman Brothers Band co-founder and legendary guitarist Dickey Betts dies at 80 Dickey Betts, who died Thursday at age 80, really was born a ramblin’ man.

NEW YORK  — New York police removed a pro-Palestinian protest encampment at Columbia University on Thursday and arrested more than 100 demonstrators, including the daughter of a prominent Minnesota congresswoman.

ATHENS - The special 'Easter Basket,' which offers traditional Easter foods at lower or unchanged prices, will come into effect from April 24 to May 4.

LIVERPOOL - Liverpool failed to overcome a three-goal deficit and was eliminated from the Europa League on Thursday despite beating Atalanta 1-0 in the second leg of their quarterfinal matchup.

Enter your email address to subscribe

Provide your email address to subscribe. For e.g. [email protected]

You may unsubscribe at any time using the link in our newsletter.