PROJECT DETAILS

Study: 2004
Construction: 2007
Plot area: 344.59 sq.m
Building Size: 699.89 sq.m


Publications
Design and Art in Greece   Annual review   44/2013

 

PROJECT CREDITS

Architects: Nikos Lykoudis, Ismene
Papaspiliopoulou
Designer: Patty Keratsa
Structural Design: Minas Grigoratos
Photos: Nikos Lykoudis

PROJECT DESCRIPTION 

RESTORATION AND REHABILITATION OF PRESERVABLE BUILDING
IN THE CENTER OF ATHENS

This two-storey preservable building with basement is located in the commercial center of Athens. Its use was and remained commercially.
Basic principles of restoration were:

  • The restoration of all the remarkable elements of the original building and particularly the façade.
  • The highlighting of hidden elements in the building’s structure. Parts of the masonry were revealed, the roof was rebuilt and remained uncovered, the arched roof was brought into light, a hidden wall was restored etc.
  • The increase in amount of natural light and air as well as the visual contact among the different levels. This was achieved with interior atriums, skylights and glass panels on the basement’s ceiling.

The ground and first floors are space for sale and exhibition of products, the basement is used for storage purposes and the terrace offers a space for resting.