Friday, 12 June 2015 14:16

FRENCH EMBASSY OFFICES IN ATHENS

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.
Published in PROJECTS
The proposed building seeks to project and promote the agency’s identity as a leading organisation in the communications media sector, both locally and on the global stage. The facade concept, characterised by fluc­tuating horizontal bands, is an expression of the flows that form the underlying dynamic of the organisation’s continual movement and information flows, whilst also opening a dialogue with the urban traffic flows on the adjacent freeway. The facade proposal plays an active part in forming the internal micro­climate, using terracotta cladding to support the porous character of the building skin, whilst the planting, which exists on the exte­rior and also breaks into the interior, contrib­utes to the bioclimatic nature of the building
Published in PROJECTS