Greece wins prestigious European Heritage Award for ‘Boulouki’


Greece has been honored with a European Heritage Award (European Heritage Awards/Europa Nostra Awards) by the European Commission and Europa Nostra for the interdisciplinary collective “Boulouki,” which is dedicated to studying traditional building materials and techniques.

Accorind to, Boulouki, a versatile group of architects, engineers, and heritage professionals, focuses on revitalizing traditional craftsmanship for contemporary construction needs. Their mission is to promote a renewed building culture in Greece and worldwide by leveraging traditional knowledge and techniques.

Since its establishment in 2018 as a non-profit organization, Boulouki operates on four pillars: education, research, practice and public dialogue. It is the only organization in Greece that develops and implements professional apprenticeships, combining restoration projects with vocational training. They employ an itinerant approach, travelling around Greece, to conduct workshops that draw from, and respond to, the specific characteristics of every place.

The European Heritage Awards celebrate the highest standards in heritage interventions, research, education, training, and awareness-raising, as well as the dedication of professionals and volunteers. These awards are recognized as Europe’s most prestigious honor in the heritage field, bringing local, national, and European visibility and recognition to the winners.





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