Cosmote Office Building

 

2008-2012

 

Architects: Maria Kokkinou – Andreas Kourkoulas

Consultant architect: Yiannis Peponis

Associate architects: Tassos Ringas, Artemis Halari

Design team: Yiorgos Nikopoulos, Nicholas Paplomatas, Marianna Athanasiadou, Yiorgos Iliadis, Christiana Karagiorgi, Marianna Lizardou, Despoina Lafazani.

Structural engineering: t. Tsiknias & Associates s.a.

Mechanical & electrical engineering: ΤΕΑΜ Μ-Η consulants engineers s.a.

Lighting design: Aristeidis Klonizakis

Landscape architecture: Helli Pagalou & associates

Energy study: Aris Tsangrassoulis, Vassilis Geros

Glazing & blinds design: Alutotal sa

Circulation engineering: DROMOS consulting

Development consultant: Dimand sa

Leed certification consultant: FAITHFUL+GOULD

Photographer : Nikos Daniilidis

 

 

Modern working conditions demand a large amount of transparency within the spaces to allow a visual connection between the internal and external spaces. In addition, the introduction of natural light in all working spaces is equally necessary. For this reason the facades of the building consist of large glazing surfaces that allow natural light to reach the depth of the office spaces.

The central zone, in respect to the roof plan, of the building is occupied only by auxiliary spaces only. This feeling of natural working conditions is achieved through the use of horizontal shadings that run throughout the building’s facades, thus avoiding the impact of direct sunlight as well as the consequences of the overheating that occurs due to the existence of the glazing surfaces.

The perimeter of the building is coated by a number of large aluminum rotating shutters in order to, firstly, the shading of the glazing and secondly the unification of the polygonal facades and the transformation of the building into a landmark, regarding the movement along Attiki Odos.

The building is the first in Greece to receive a LEED BD+C GOLD Certification.