georges batzios architects revives building's original brutalist identity in greece

Oct 12, 2021

georges batzios architects brought new life into a rare example of the brutalist architecture movement in greece, erected in 1972 by the renowned greek architect, alexandros tombazis. the studio sought to revive its original brutalist identity, which was distorted during the years, passing through different hands.

the water elements are related to the client’s company profile. they are present in different spaces of the building but have different depths and textures. in the main lobby for example they combined all the elements that present a poetic version of the company’s profile, like the horizon, water, and the sun, always under the strict surveillance of the building’s ‘subconscious’ grid. it’s a place that changes continually during the day and through the seasons. an abstraction of nature and architecture.

project info:

name: office building in attica (formerly aget iraklis) designer: georges batzios architects

design team:

architect engineer: spyros kleissas , olga keleki, stavros franzios, spyridoula kouloumpi, koukouzi konstantina, polyxeni elisabeth travlou,

civil engineer: klairi bakalidou, firfilioni tzovanna

architectural designer: manto monogyou, dimitris spathis

structural engineer: a karanikolas & associates, vassilis kapotis

e/m engineer: papagrigorakis & associates, tasos nikolaidis architectural lighting design: luun landscape architecture: helli pangalou & associates landscape architects project management: ellinotechniki construction: redex area: 13.000 sqm

location: attica, greece

photography: giorgos sfakianakis

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edited by: christina petridou | designboom