The Ministry of Culture launches the direct acquisition or compulsory expropriation of the industrial complex of the former brewery FIX, classified as a historical monument, in Thessaloniki, after the unanimous opinion of the Central Council of Modern Monuments.

The matter was submitted to the Council for an immediate decision, following the actions of the Ministry of Culture for the acquisition of the building complex. The Minister of Culture, Lina Mendoni, said: “The industrial complex of the former FIX brewery, built at the end of the 19th century, is located at the western entrance of Thessaloniki, in the former industrial zone of the city, in close proximity to the coastline and the commercial port. The Ministry of Culture is revisiting the issue of the development of the industrial complex of the former FIX brewery in Thessaloniki, with the aim of preserving it as a document of the industrial architecture, building history and industrial development of the city in the 19th century, reflecting the European industrial standards of the time. We seek the restoration and reuse of the complex – a landmark at the western entrance to Thessaloniki. In this way, we are upgrading the cultural environment of the city and its port, as, in addition to the restoration and promotion of the monument, we are planning to incorporate modern cultural uses. The property in question is the most suitable and fully compatible for the performance of such functions, with a strong and visible social footprint.”


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