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Old August 28th, 2010, 02:27 AM   #1
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City center overhaul soon to start
First phase, which will see a new square created in central Athens, is due to begin in two weeks
A plan to revamp the center of Athens, where crime and squalor have become rife over the last few years, by creating new public spaces and overhauling some of the existing ones will begin in about two weeks, Kathimerini learned yesterday.

As announced in February, the Environment Ministry and the City of Athens have agreed to make a number of architectural and urban landscaping interventions in the heart of the capital in a bid to bring back many residents of the city who have been scared off by the rise of drug-related crime and prostitution on the streets of Athens.

The first step in this process will be the demolition of a building next to the National Theater that the City of Athens recently purchased from the Seamen’s Pension Fund (NAT) and the creation of a square in its place. The new public space will cover 1,300 square meters and will be at the junction of Menandrou, Veranzerou and Xouthou streets.

“The demolition of the building and the removal of the rubble is a difficult project, which will take about 40 days to complete,” town planner Tasia Lagoudaki, who is advising the municipality on the scheme, told Kathimerini. “It is likely that we will have to use dynamite to demolish the building’s interior.”

According to the time frame that has been drawn up by authorities, the project will then lead to Xouthou Street being pedestrianized by winter next year. At this point, grass and trees will be planted in the new square, so that it will open to the public by spring. Lagoudaki ruled out the possibility that an underground parking garage would be built below the square.

An architectural competition to come up with ideas for revamping nearby Theatrou Square is due to end on September 30, so the process of improving this public space can also begin.

Authorities are considering locating the headquarters of the soon-to-be-created Attica Regional Authority on the square as a way of ensuring that it is not abandoned and taken over once again by petty criminals. Officials also intend to improve the lighting in the area after the success of such a scheme in nearby Gazi.

http://www.ekathimerini.com/4dcgi/_w...08/2010_119158
Basicly Athens City Center is going to be overhauled. This huge investment should become even more interesting as details emerge.

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The three major complexes of the CPHC are:
A) the Exhibition and Research Centre
B) the Art & Education Centre for Children
C) the Museum of the Hellenic World

The principal intention of the FHW is to create a complex of cultural and educational orientation. That is a complex which would not simply accommodate some standard cultural activities, but also invent new kinds of programmes through spatial means that could also have a direct urban impact. In that context Anamorphosis-Architects introduces design more as a medium for educational and communicational purposes and less as a simple sheltering of a given functional programme. Furthermore the design proposal is very much based on the obliteration of the boundaries between landscape and buildings and also between architectural and urban scales.

The general design concept is based on an instrumental and contemporary understanding of history and myth as a recurring morphic logic, active and inspirational, in everyday life, and so, capable of generating new spatial and urban contextualization - a concept opposed to any sterile idealizations and symbolic commemorations. Furthermore, the way in which Greek history and mythology relate organically with certain landscape features and gestures has become the major principle of our design, from master plan to detail, and then elaborated into a general morphic paradigm of instrumental and educational character.

Nikos Georgiadis elaborates on the concept of the extended architectural site, in a spatial/psychoanalytic context, in 'Tracing Architecture', AD/Architectural Design, Vol 68, 3-4/1998, guest edited by Nikos Georgiadis, see Editorial pp.7-10.



The CPHC will be realised in three phases: The first phase includes the Exhibition and Research Centre and the Art and Education Centre for Children, and the second includes the Museum of The Hellenic World. The first phase started in Spring 2007.

The Foundation of the Hellenic World:
http://www.fhw.gr/

http://www.anamorphosis-architects.c...HCCP/CPHC.html



Το κέντρο τεχνών και εκπαίδευσης των παιδιών (complex B)


















Keeping with the general morphic, historic and mythic, paradigm, the design of this complex focuses specifically on the morphic parameter of creativity and play. Design here aims to play an explicit educational role, highlight and transmit the dialectic of forms and creative imagination over content and meaning. This complex consists of three major homeomorphic spaces in a synthesis which is based on their common morphic features. These are the “hut”, the “ship”, and the “flying paper-airplane” (alluding to three simple, paper-folding, constructivist gestures) which in turn elaborate the relationship between “inside” and “outside” in three characteristic ways referring respectively to the earth, the water, and the air, and their concomitant structures. These spaces are designed to host educational and artistic activities for kids, involving workshops, exhibitions, play and so on. The complex also includes library, eating and resting areas, small aquarium, and storage, while its roof is multiply accessible and used for play and educational programmes. It also includes an archaeological finding from the Byzantine period, which was discovered in the area during construction, and eventually preserved on site. The connection of the complex with its adjacent ones occurs through designed journeys (long walks and water-journeys by boat) which are meant to emphasize the process of expedition and exploration.
http://www.anamorphosis-architects.c...03AEC/AEC.html

To Ερευνητικο και Εκθεσιακό Κέντρο (complex A)


The Exhibition and Research Centre of the CPHC, (Complex A) includes two subcomplexes:
1. The Research Centre, the Open-air Theatre and the Small Village.

This complex elaborates on the hybridic spatial structure of the Greek ancient theatre which arises as a natural growth and evolution of the inclined landscape of the hill, in contradistinction to the finite form of a freestanding building. It is a composition of an open-air theatre with a building block whose volume alludes to the inclined but also steep form of Greek hills, while its structure alludes to the metallic frame of a ship prow. At its top, the complex is completed with a small village accommodating workshops and exhibitions, whose form alludes to the shape of proto-urban Greek settlements. The complex includes offices, virtual-reality laboratories, library, shops, restaurant and cafe. Its inclined top is landscaped and planted and includes a number of earth and water installations of variable character. It includes the main entrance to the park as well as the start and end of the Route of Mythology, a journey via land and water, and so becomes a nodal point for the circulation inside the CPHC and a natural threshold towards the outside urban fabric.


2.The Exhibition & Media Centre, the Route of Mythology and the Cave of Mythology.
This complex is the natural continuation of complex “1”, and of the concave shape of the open-air theatre. It is entirely covered with earth, and its external form appears as a smooth, landscaped and planted hill which becomes the major green area of the CPHC. It includes the large Cave of Mythology and the main part of the Route of Mythology, two major landscape/waterscape schemes which include a number of installations and host events based on ancient Greek myths. It also includes a gorge, small caves, and oval shape passages alluding to the Greek beach-line and rocky coast, various open-air features like exhibition, play and sitting areas, as well as an open-air cinema at the top. Its interior contains large exhibition galleries for temporary exhibitions of artistic and commercial character, auditorium, a media-school with lecture rooms, bookshop, self-service restaurant and cafe. The galleries of complex ‘”2” form one expanded double leveled wing which penetrates into the body of complex “1”. They can operate as a whole or in subdivisions, depending on the exhibitions’ requirements.


http://www.anamorphosis-architects.c...RCAC/RCAC.html



















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Site: http://www.pireos254.gr/
http://www.fhw.gr/cosmos/future/en/index.html


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China 'set to invest billions in debt-stricken Greece'
China could sign a billion-euro investment deal with Greece on Tuesday, as the European nation battles to reduce its huge deficit.

Published: 10:26AM BST 15 Jun 2010
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Containers await transport at the port of Piraeus. Photo: EPA
Chinese Vice-Premier Zhang Dejiang visits the debt-laden country on Tuesday and will reportedly commit to investment in maritime affairs, telecoms and the renovation of a landmark tower building in Athens' port of Piraeus, the Financial Times said, citing an unnamed Greek government official.
Other deals including shipbuilding agreements worth €500m will also be signed, the report added.

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Athens is seeking to attract investment from countries with massive sovereign wealth funds – such as China – in an effort to stimulate economic growth.
Government incentives and bargain-basement prices have helped catch the eye of Chinese investors, even as others run the other way.
The strategic location of Greece's abundant port facilities make it a gateway for China into the Balkans and Europe.
Cosco, the Chinese shipping giant, last year signed a 35-year lease with Greece to expand the two main container terminals at the main Greek port of Piraeus for a guaranteed premium of €3.4bn.
It assumed full control of the major container dock last week.
"We have a saying in China, 'construct the eagle's nest and the eagle himself will come'," Wei Jiafu, Cosco chief executive, said in a Greek television interview last week. "We have constructed such a nest in [Greece] to attact such Chinese eagles. This is our contribution to you."
The article is a bit old. This deal is already done, some investments include museums, monorail across Piraeus, refurbishments/constructions of buildings, expansion of port. Most will be ready by 2014.

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Topic will be updated with more investments. Soon, hopefully with the help of fellow Greeks.
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This project is amazing. I can't wait to see it finished. I love it
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Yeh, imagine what the builders thought when they saw the construction plans xD
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KLAB architecture completes new pharmacy in Athens

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I know it's been awhile, but is there any news on the Hellenic Cosmos? I was so excited about this project... It looked fantastic!
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Big dreams and angry protests swirl at abandoned Athens airport

ATHENS, June 26 (Reuters) - After languishing for over a decade as a wasteland of crumbling terminals and rusting airplanes, Athens' sprawling former airport complex is set for resurrection as a glitzy coastal resort.

The 7-billion-euro plan to develop Hellenikon - a complex three times the size of Monaco - is one of Europe's most ambitious real estate projects and stands to be a major boost for a nation limping back to growth after nearly going bankrupt.

To those with long memories, the site conjures up its 1960s jet-set heyday when shipping magnate Aristotle Onassis ran Olympic Airlines in lavish style and his partner at the time, opera diva Maria Callas, added a dash of glamour and gossip.

But those days are long gone and the project faces criticism now from the main leftist opposition and locals, both of whom fear the luxury development could turn into a concrete jungle out of reach for ordinary Greeks.

Efforts by successive governments in recent years to turn the 620-hectare (1,520 acre) plot into a profitable venture have all fallen through, including plans in 2011 to build a financial district similar to London's Canary Wharf with Qatari backing. The Gulf state pulled out of the project last year.

Lamda Development, controlled by Greece's powerful Latsis family and leading a consortium of Chinese and Abu-Dhabi based companies, however, has big dreams for the area since signing a 915 million euro deal for a 99-year lease in March.

AMBITIOUS PLANS

The Lamda group hopes to turn Hellenikon into a prime seaside resort with hotels, a kilometer-long beach, a marina and a park bigger than London's Hyde Park.

"The airport closed on March 30, 2001. Thirteen years of complete abandonment have gone by since," Lamda CEO Odysseas Athanassiou told a news conference this week where he outlined plans to turn the site into an "international destination".

"(Athens) will become the first European capital to, essentially, have a resort within the city," he said.

For about six decades, Hellenikon was Athens's only airport. Built in 1938, it was used by the Luftwaffe during the wartime German occupation and later by the United States Air Force. One of its terminals was designed by Eero Saarinen, one of the pioneers of the "neo-futurist" style of the 1960s.

But the years took their toll and Athens decided to shut the run-down facility in 2001 to make way for a newer, more modern airport before the city hosted the 2004 Olympic Games.

These days the airport appears frozen in time, its once-busy terminals now littered with old boarding passes, debris from a collapsed roof and garbage. Announcement boards, somewhat eerily, still proclaim flights now long flown and forgotten.

An old Boeing 747-200 sits rusting among stray dogs and overgrown weeds off the runway.

Lamda, backed by China's Fosun and an Abu Dhabi-based company, says it will invest more than 7 billion euros in the project, which will take some 15 to 20 years to complete once construction begins in 2016 after all legal permits are secured.

LINK TO ASSET SALES

The deal to develop the area was crucial for Greece to meet targets set by European Union and International Monetary Fund lenders for its asset sale program.

Despite the promise of jobs and investment flowing into the economy, opposition to the plan remains high in Greece, which is just beginning to emerge from a six-year recession. Athens first launched the Hellenikon tender in 2011 but over two years were spent on settling planning issues and removing legal hurdles.

"Hellenikon is not for sale" said banners held by protesters outside the luxury hotel where Lamda outlined plans this week.

Greece's anti-bailout opposition Syriza party, which wants to turn the plot into a free-for-all park, has repeatedly accused the country's privatisations agency of an "unprecedented clearance sale" of state assets against the public interest.

"It's another link in the chain of scandalous public assets sale," Syriza lawmaker Nadia Valavani said.
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The building of the Anangel Maritime Headquarters designed by SPARCH Architects is almost completed and we have some interesting images alongside with a video showing the new building that is located nearby the SNF Cultural Center.

Agemar Headquarters
http://sakellaridou.sparch.gr/en/pro...adquarters-620

Anangel Maritime Group of Companies HQ / Athens, Greece
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Architect: Rena Sakellaridou
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Designing for a major Maritime Croup of Companies the first ideas were about a trip in the sea. A trip in the sea involves a horizon and a direction. Horizontality and directionality were joined together in the fluid geometry of the mass that generated the flexible non-finite form. The building looks as if, suspended on a base, flows in the sea. Corporate image and the opening to the seafront became driving forces for the design.

The Program: Offices, executive floor, company museum, library, restaurant, amphitheater, engine and bridge simulators, gym, parking for 300 cars. Ground-floor and six floors, roof garden, 4 underground levels.
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recent images of the building that were posted at the Hellenic Agora.
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A new 5 star hotel designed by Elastic Architects is being constructed at the area of the Acropolis Museum.
http://www.elasticarchitects.com/
Some renderings:






http://www.elasticarchitects.com/com...otel-acropolis

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Περί του νέου υπό κατασκευή 10όφορου ξενοδοχείου coco-mat (BC hotel Athens)

http://kataskevesktirion.gr/%CE%B7-%...%CF%82-%CE%B1/

Κατασκευαστική πρόοδος:
Φωτογραφία0139 by christos-greece, on Flickr

Φωτογραφία0140 by christos-greece, on Flickr
...η πολυκατοικία δεξιά είναι 7όροφη, και με 6 ορόφους ήδη είναι αρκετά ψηλό!
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The recently completed 'Inside - Out' building by Nikos Ktenas Architects.
https://www.archisearch.gr/architect...as-inside-out/
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The building, designed by Nikos Ktenās Architecture, through its structure, deals with the reinvention of the typology of the ‘polykatoia’ – block of flats, where the unoccupied space of the lot, is proposed as an open air central entry hall, as well as a transitional space between the city and the living quarters.

Facts & Credits:
Architectural Design / Supervision: Nikos Ktenās_Nikos Ktenās Architecture
Supervision of Construction and Project Implementation:Nikos Ktenās_Nikos Ktenās Architecture http://www.nikosktenas.com/
Interior Design: AVW Architecture_Katerina VassilakouŽ
Structural Design: Cubus Hellas Ltd- Antonis Kanellopoulos
Mechanical Study: LDK Consultants-Dimitris Kirimlidis
Lighting Consultants: Simple Lights
Photography: Mariana Bisti




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The legendary Astir Palace located at the seaside area of Vouliagmeni in Athens is currenlty under an extensive renovation in order to open this summer as the first Four Seasons hotel in Greece.

https://press.fourseasons.com/news-r...ons-in-athens/
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Four Seasons Hotels and Resorts, the world’s leading luxury hospitality company, and Astir Palace Vouliagmeni S.A., the Greek hospitality market leader, have announced plans to bring the first Four Seasons hotel to Greece on the Astir Palace peninsula. Following extensive upgrades to the existing hotel, the new hotel will debut as Four Seasons Astir Palace Hotel Athens in mid-2018.

Conveniently located 25 kilometres (16 miles) south of Athens and 24 kilometres (15 miles) from the Athens airport in the area of Vouliagmeni along a pristine shoreline of the Aegean coast, the new Hotel will bring Four Seasons signature service to Greece for the first time. The iconic Astir Palace has long been favoured by elite international and Greek clientele. In addition to the Hotel, the peninsula, stretched across 30 hectares (75 acres) of pine-dotted and scenic landscaped gardens, also comprises upscale retail and dining options, including Matsuhisa Athens by Nobu; Astir Beach, a unique seaside concept; Astir Marina; and high-end seafront residences.

Our redevelopment plan includes the Hotel’s complete renovation, a significant upgrade of Astir Marina, the advancement of Astir Beach, the development of up to 13 high-end residences, and the creation of Peninsula Park.”








https://www.fourseasons.com/athens/

A drone video of the beautiful pine-clad peninsula where the hotel complex is located.



A very interesting article for the legendary hotel that initially opened at 1958 and throughout its history hosted important personalities such as Frank Sinatra, Rudolf Nureyev, Richard Nixon, Mikhail Gorbachev, Francois Mitterrand, Helmut Schmidt, Nelson Mandela, Jimmy Carter, Ari Onassis, Jackie Kennedy, Paloma Picasso, Princess Soraya of Iran, John Wayne, Telly Savalas, Sean Connery, Anthony Quinn, Ronaldinho, Lady Gaga and, most recently, Barack Obama.
Astir Palace: The end of an era
http://www.ekathimerini.com/216896/a...-end-of-an-era
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Marriott International, Inc., the world’s largest hotel company announced two new hotels in Athens, Greece. The Athens Marriott Hotel is scheduled to open at 2018 after the renovation of the building that used to be the 'Metropolitan Hotel'. The hotel is located on the busy artery Syngrou Avenue, opposite the Stavros Niarchos Foundation Cultural Center, a cultural complex designed by Italian architect Renzo Piano that houses the National Library of Greece and the National Opera.



Meanwhile at the center of the city, just few meters from the famous 19th century architectural gem, the Athens Academy, Marriott will open the first Autograph Collection hotel of the Greek capital and the third in Greece.
Academia of Athens Hotel, Marriott Autograph Collection will be located at the posh and trendy Kolonaki distict after the conversion of an ealry 70's office building to a hotel designed by the Greek firm MTA Architects
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Some renders of the Academia of Athens hotel.







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Armonia Residences is recently completed luxury apartment building at the southern coastal suburb of Vouliagmeni in Athens. British architect John Pawson created an elegant and sophisticated residential complex in collaboaration with ISV Architects, a Greek well known firm.

Official site: http://armoniaresidences.com/
http://www.johnpawson.com/works/armonia-apartments
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Observed from the pine-fringed bay, Armonia is designed to read as a graphically simple composition of slender white horizontal lines, framing full-height glass and bronze finished elements that quietly animate the elevations with rhythm and pattern. The goal of the design was to create a series of apartments where the sense of place is strong and expressed in a series of intimate relationships with the sea, the mountains, the surrounding gardens and the brilliance of the Aegean light.
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Athens US Embassy building renovation begins

http://www.ekathimerini.com/227119/a...ovation-begins
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The project of renovating the building of the US Embassy in Athens, on Vassilissis Sofias Avenue, is underway, the embassy announced on Tuesday.The US administration has contracted US-based Caddell Construction company to renovate and rehabilitate the historic “Chancery” building, designed by Walter Gropius, and inaugurated on July 4, 1961.
This large scale project is expected to take approximately five years. During construction, the park area along Gelonos Street will be closed to the public, the embassy announced.
The US Embassy has pledged to return the area to its neighbors in excellent condition.







Ann Beha Architects has been selected to rehabilitate the U.S. Embassy in Athens’ chancery facility and campus. The mid-century facility, a protected architectural landmark, was originally designed by the famed Bauhaus architect Walter Gropius with the consulting architect Pericles A. Sakellarios.

more for the project:
http://annbeha.com/u-s-department-of...-states-athens
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The recent approval of the Hellinicon Project by the Greek Council of State leads to the commencement of this landmark development in Athens with no further obstacles.



Let's see some key facts of the project:

Master Planner:

Foster + Partners Limited

Landscape Architect:

Charles Anderson Landscape Architecture Ltd-Werk

Technical Consultant:

Arup

Local Architect:

A. Tombazis Architects and Associate Architects S.A.

For more info: https://thehellinikon.com/the-vision/meet-the-team/



An iconic destination
full of landmarks

https://thehellinikon.com/the-vision...c-destination/
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One such notable landmark will be the Metropolitan Park Multifunction Center and Observation Tower. With its compelling design, the Center will become one of Athens’ most impressive and iconic attractions. The structure will offer breathtaking views of the entire region, and function as a multi-purpose space that could accommodate a multitude of large scale events, such as concerts, conventions studio spaces and sporting events.

In addition, a group of high-rise buildings including the Marina Residential Tower, the Promenade Residential Tower, the Hotel by the Mall and the Office Tower will serve as new iconic architectural landmarks for the City, further enhancing the new urban landscape.

The transformed waterfront will include a new free-access public beach, a world-class Aquarium and a state-of-the-art Marina, all of which will constitute as a series of new landmarks to embellish the Athenian Riviera.

The Integrated Resort and the science and research institutions will attract a new demographic of tourists to Athens; helping to solidify Greece’s reputation as a top tourist destination.

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Τhe Aquarium, home to a variety of marine species
will be located at the end of the new beach,
where the Metropolitan Park meets the sea.
A world-class attraction, the Aquarium will complement the existing Ocean Centre of Research & Technology.
Completion within the first 5 years.


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The Metropolitan Park, covering an area of 2,000,000 sqm, will extend all the way from the coastal front to Vouliagmenis Ave., connecting the municipalities of Alimos, Glyfada and Argyroupouli/Hellinikon with the waterfront, providing adjacent residents easy park access.

The design of the park focusses on highlighting the history of the former Hellinikon Airport and site while creating a vibrant green space. Buildings of historical and emotional significance, such as the Saarinen building and the former eastern airport hangars, will be restored and transformed into buildings of cultural interest (exhibition center & museums).

A major Promenade, 2.5 km in length, will stretch up from the waterfront to the hilltops overlooking the entire area, linking the Metropolitan Park with the coastal front, the beach and the marina. The cape of Agios Kosmas, with its splendid church, will be one of the highlights along a pedestrian and cycling path connecting the Park to Vouliagmenis Avenue.
Images of the future Metropolitan Park.













The development that is located at the former airport of Athen also includes the construction of six 200-meter-tall buildings, according to the Integrated Development Plan that was approved last month.

According to the developers the six towers will include the metropolitan park arena observation tower, the marina residential tower, the office tower, the hotel tower, the integrated resort tower and the promenade residential tower – all of which are set to serve as landmarks of the area thanks to their unique design.





View of the Vouliagmeni avenue with the hotel tower and the office tower. The renderings come from the master plan and they do not depict the final architectural design.


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The tall buildings of Hellinikon
Essentially, the landmark buildings will create a new skyline for Athens, rendering it a City that, apart from its glorious past, is characterised by modern dynamics, ”vibrates” with vitality and produces new architectural, aesthetic and above all contemporary socio-cultural standards. Standards that, as evidenced in other cases, indicate a society that does not stick to its past, but can, instead, daringly combine the past and the future. Naturally, the inclusion and development of the buildings is guided by absolute respect for the landscape, as well as the area’s cultural heritage.

The tall buildings constitute an important element of the Hellinikon urban development project. Specifically, the Integrated Development Plan for the Hellinikon – Agios Kosmas (SOA) Metropolitan Hub specifies the construction of 6 tall buildings (less than 200m high), as well as a zone of buildings on the perimeter of the Metropolitan Park , which at some points may reach the height of 70 m.

The tall buildings of Hellinikon, which will be of unique architectural design, will emerge from international tenders aiming to select the most acclaimed architects worldwide. These shall include the following:

A Multi-purpose and Events Centre in the Metropolitan Park
A Housing building in the Marina area
A Mixed use building in the Promenade area
An Office building & Hotel Building on Vouliagmenis Avenue
An Integrated Tourism Complex in the area of the Old Airport
https://thehellinikon.com/en/
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COSMOTE TV NEW HQ & STUDIOS
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Design:
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Project Team:
Structural Engineering:
MEP: LDK Consultants
Acoustics: ARUP Acoustics
Area: 6,100 sqm
Location: Kifissia, Athens, GR
Year: Due for completion 2018

Assignment/Investor: OTE Estate S.A.

Construction budget: €6.050.000

http://www.lc-a.uk/projects/#/cosmot...ew-hq-studios/



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Conversion of an existing phone directory printing facility to the new COSMOTE TV studios and offices. The design for the new uses, include 3 TV studios, technical areas, office spaces, meeting rooms, an interior open bridge area, a cafeteria and secondary areas. The design and construction of the project aim to minimize the environmental impact following the principles of sustainable development, which is accomplished by succeeding the strict requirements of LEED certification. The innovative lightweight faįade will transform the building into a landmark. The construction works include demolitions, excavations, repairs, interior remodelling, renovations, changes to the faįade and energy efficiency measures.
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