Office Building in Kallithea
Project: Office Building
Area: 10.000 sq.m.
Status: Completed, 2010
Design by Kokkinou_Kourkoulas Office
Construction Details Assisant: Marianna Lizardou
Photos: Nikos Daniilidis
The project is an office building located at Tavros, a mixed use area near the greater city center of Athens.
The concept is that of a wall enclosing the two main building blocks and part of the open space of the plot in one simple gesture. This exposed concrete wall is inclined and follows-encloses the better part of the layout. It leaves exposed the northwestern façade which in conjunction to the southwestern form the entrance to the complex.
Sun protection is generally provided by stainless steel meshes and the overall environmental performance of the building was assessed and taken into from the early stages of the design process. The free space of the plot is treated as a botanical garden. Apart from the exposed concrete surfaces other materials used are aluminum
for the glazing systems and stainless steel, all as close to their natural-untreated states as possible.