FRENCH EMBASSY OFFICES IN ATHENS

1st prize and construction of the reformation of the French embassy offices in Athens, Greece

The offices of French Embassy in Greece which are currently scattered around the center of Athens, are to be relocated to a single building, which is to be radically renovated and upgraded to satisfy the cli­ent requirements. The basic idea of the composition constitutes the significance of the micro-landscapes which are small landscapes of vegetation that are placed in the building along a transverse axis, acting as separation between offices. Along the longitudi­nal axis we placed solid boundaries which divide the spaces and also accommodate building services. In the entrance a new canopy is placed, constructed from perforated and folded metal sheets, acting as a separator from the shops that are situated on the ground floor. Finally the vacant roof-space is trans­formed into an event-space with panoramic views of the center of Athens and the parliament.

FIRST PRIZE

INVITATIONAL ARCHITECTURAL COMPETITION 2010

PROJECT ARCHITECTS

GIORGOS TSOLAKIS
KOSTAS MORAITIS

DESIGN GROUP

TSAMPIKOS PETRAS
GIANNIS KONSOLAS

COLLABORATORS

IDEA
KOSTAS PARASKEVAS
GIANNIS ZACHOS

PROJECT STATUS

COMPETITION 2010
FINAL DESIGN 2010
CONSTRUCTION 2011