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11 April 2024
Anatolia College, Thessaloniki
Design: Bennetts Associates & Grant Associates
photo © Grant Associates
Anatolia College
Landscape architects Grant Associates have been appointed alongside lead architects Bennetts Associates to reimagine the campus of Anatolia College in Thessaloniki. Established in 1886, Anatolia College is celebrated as one of Greece’s most distinguished educational establishments.

28 March 2024
Anatolia College, Thessaloniki, Macedonia – on the Aegean Sea
Design: Bennetts Associates
Anatolia College in Thessaloniki, Macedonia campus
image : Grant Associates
Anatolia College in Thessaloniki

28 March 2024
Ellinikon Commercial Hub, Metropolitan Pole of Hellinikon, Athens
Architects: Aedas
Ellinikon Commercial Hub Athens Greece
image courtesy of architects practice
Ellinikon Commercial Hub, Athens
Situated at the Eastern edge of the Ellinikon District, The MIPIM award-winning Ellinikon Commercial Hub is located in a prime location in Athens. Transformed from the former Athens International Airport, the hub is slated to become a contemporary mini-city comprises the new state-of-the-art commercial, leisure and business destination that will extend to more than 185,000 sq m on Vouliagmenis Avenue.

10 March 2024
House Symbiosis
Design: Direction Architects
House Symbiosis Athens Greece
photo : Studio Naaro
House Symbiosis, Athens, Greece
House Symbiosis is a double residency, designed to accommodate two sibling families seeking to foster close bonds while preserving individual privacy. The house responds to the evolving demands of contemporary living, emphasizing familial bonds and offering a nuanced balance between communal and individual living.

4 Dec 2023
Syggrou Office Complex
Design: Bennetts Associates
Syggrou Office Complex Athens Greece
photo © Yiorgos Yerolymbos
Syggrou Office Complex
This new landmark commercial scheme in the centre of Athens is now fully occupied. Comprising two eight-storey buildings, the first achieved LEED Platinum, through close collaboration between the developer, new owner, and professional team. Platinum exceeds the project’s target of Gold and is the highest possible LEED certification for sustainable buildings internationally.

3 Jan 2023
Dream House, Kifisia
Design: Kipseli Architects
Dream House Kifisia Greece
photo : Dimitris Kleanthis
Dream House, Kifisia
The Dream House was designed with the primary aim to make its’ owner’s dream come true. The dream of a home that will fulfill all his functional needs and accommodate him and his family, but also will satisfy his deepest desires, even those raised from his subconscious.

4 Nov 2022
Glyfada Apartment Building
Design: SAOTA with interior architecture by ARRCC
Glyfada Apartment Building Athens Greece
photos : Vangelis Paterakis & Panagiotis Voumvakis
Glyfada Apartment Building Athens
This five-unit seafront apartment building, designed by SAOTA with interior architecture by ARRCC, is located in the southern suburbs of Athens at the gateway to the Athens Riviera. It overlooks the beach and the Aegean Sea with views towards Aegina and the distant hills of Poros, while the Hymettus Mountain rises behind it.

20 July 2021
Τhe Ellinikon coastal front
Ellinikon coastal front Marina Galleria by Lamda Development
image Courtesy developers
Lamda Development redevelopment of The Ellinikon coastal front and the new landmark at the Marina of Agios Kosmas, Marina Galleria – set to transform the Athens Riviera into a top international destination.

7 July 2021
Marina Tower, Agios Kosmas marina area, Ellinikon
Design: Foster + Partners
Ellinikon Marina Residential Tower Greece by Foster + Partners
image : dbox / Foster + Partners
Ellinikon Marina Tower Design
Lamda Development release designs for Marina Tower, the first green high-rise building in Greece. Located in the Agios Kosmas marina area and one of Ellinikon’s first architectural landmarks, Marina Tower will be the tallest building in Greece and the tallest green beachfront high-rise building in the Mediterranean.

13 Jan 2021
Shedia Home Restaurant
Shedia Home Restaurant
From the very beginning, the Shedia Home, which is a pro-bono project, was driven by a powerful concept; that of creating an intellectual and multisensory spatial experience.

17 Dec 2020
Syngrou Avenue Office Buildings
Design: Bennetts Associates and Divercity Architects
Syngrou Avenue Office Buildings Athens Architecture News
image Courtesy architecture practice
Syngrou Avenue Office Buildings
Planning permission has been granted for a landmark commercial scheme in central Athens by Bennetts Associates and Divercity Architects. Designed for Greek developer Dimand, the 15,600sqm new build scheme will create a workplace of the highest quality with class-leading sustainability credentials, and lush new courtyard garden.

29 Oct 2020
Cosmote TV HQ and Studios
Design: LC Architects
Cosmote TV HQ Studios Athens
photo © Nikos Daniilidis
Cosmote TV HQ and Studios
Designed by London-based architecture and design practice LC Architects, Cosmote TV HQ and Studios is a new, innovative building inspired by contemporary media and the constant flow of information.

28 Oct 2019
Family House Revision & Pool for Art, northern suburbs
Architects: Eleni Kostika Architecture
Family House Revision Pool Art Athens Architecture News
photograph © Alexandros Tsonidis
Family House Revision & Pool for Art
This project is about a 3 storey house (650 sqm) built in the 1970s that needed to be totally revised in order to house a couple with their three children and a significant contemporary art collection.

10 May 2018
Award for Stavros Niarchos Foundation Cultural Center
Stavros Niarchos Foundation Cultural Center
photo © Michel Denancé
Stavros Niarchos Foundation Cultural Center: SNFCC Athens Building
The Royal Institute of British Architects announce winners of the RIBA Awards for International Excellence and the 2018 RIBA International Emerging Architect, including this Greek building by Renzo Piano Building Workshop & Betaplan.

9 Sep 2017
Opening House, Stamata, Attica – located just north east of Athens
Design: Kipseli Architects
Opening House - Athens Architecture News
photograph : George Messaritakis, Berlin
Opening House in Athens
Located on the northern east suburbs of Athens in Greece, the house is designed in a vertical axis due to the building coverage ratio.

24 Oct 2016
Kindergarten of the German School, Marousi
Design: Potiropoulos D+L Architects
Kindergarten of the German School Athens Architecture News
photograph : Charalambos Louizidis
Kindergarten of the German School in Athens
Deutsche Schule Athen is a coeducational independent, kindergarten, elementary school and high school.

17 May 2013
H3 Residence
Design: 314 Architecture Studio
H3 House Athens
photo Courtesy of 314 Architecture Studio
H3 House
Located on a plot of 7000m2 the total area of the house is 1000m2. The house was designed to give a sense of balance of the water element and the owners love for yachts, which after all was the inspiration for this project.

5 Jan 2016 + 15 Sep 2013
Stavros Niarchos Foundation Cultural Center in Athens
Design: Renzo Piano Building Workshop ; Georgio Bianchi, Partner in Charge
Stavros Niarchos Foundation Cultural Center in Athens
picture : RPBW
SNFCC Athens
The Stavros Niarchos Foundation Cultural Center contains the National Library of Greece and the Greek National Opera, both set within the Stavros Niarchos Park.

15 Oct 2016
Archaeological Thematic Museum in Piraeus
Archaeological Thematic Museum Piraeus
image Courtesy architecture office
Archaeological Thematic Museum in Piraeus
Consideration of the recovery of the earthly and rocky structure of the site led to the re-rendition of the gate’s concept as ‘a space of penetration and oversight’.

3 Jan 2014 + 19 Feb 2013
Three Residence Complex
Design: AKKM & Associates- Architecture and Urban Design
Residence Complex Athens Architecture News
photo : Sylvia Diamantopoulou
Residence Complex in Athens
The plot has an area of 585 sqm, rising by 2.5 m from the street level and ascends further towards the back. The Three Residence Complex building that has been constructed includes, apart from the basement, two one-storey apartments 150 and 125 sqm each and one 300 sqm maisonette.

31 Oct 2014
Paradox House, Paiania
Design: Klab Architecture, Architects
Paradox House Athens Architecture News
photograph : Panos Kokkinias
Paradox House
A house of 250m2 for a young family in an almost rural area part of Athens Paiania, was designed in a plot of 500 sqm. As the first property that was going to be built in this new suburb, but not the last we had to consider future developments but start from an almost white paper. Nevertheless due to crisis new developments are not due to appear any time soon.

15 Sep 2014
Korydallos City Hall, northern suburb of Piraeus – located 7 km west of capital city centre
Design: Potiropoulos D+L Architects
Korydallos City Hall - Athens Architecture News
photograph : Charalambos Louizidis
Korydallos City Hall, Piraeus
The architectural gesture stems from the idea of a pair of parallel prisms that support a third, long, transverse volume shaping an armful that welcomes the citizen.

11 Jul 2013
Museum for Underwater Antiquities in Piraeus
Design: Sane Architecture + DaSein
Museum for Underwater Antiquities Greece
image from architects practice
Museum for Underwater Antiquities
The architectural concept is to expose the antiquities recovered from the sea bed not as meaningless, dead relics, but as objects partially recovering the original significance. The museum design is structured around a strong vertical gesture, located in a monumental space derived from the shape of ancient amphorae as well as the shape of ships.

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