Shop & Trade Office Building
2007 – 2010
Architects: Maria Kokkinou, Andreas Kourkoulas
Consultant Architect: John Peponis
Associate Architect: Marianna Athanasiadou
Project Architects: Artemis Halari, Yiorgos Nikopoulos
Associates: Eleni Papanastasiou, Yiorgos Iliadis, Despoina Lafazani, Marianna Lizardou, Katerina Kourkoula
Structural Engineer: T. Tsiknias & Associates A.E.M.T.E.
Electrical – Mechanical Engineer: LDK – Consultant Engineers & Planners LTD
Lighting Consultant: Thanasis Kanellias
Landscape Architect: Helli Pagkalou & Associates
Photographers: Erieta Attali, Dimitris Mitsopoulos
Area : 10.000 sq.m.
The Shop and Trade complex, a clothing imports and distribution company, is located on Pireos Street, the historic road that connects the City of Athens with the port of Piraeus.
The L-shaped four-storey office volume is placed along the back street and the boundary with the adjacent property, thus providing the backdrop for a roof garden over the single storey retail podium.
Opening up towards Pireos Street the garden contributes to the quality of public space while at the same time providing an environmental buffer for the offices.
The garden slopes towards Smyrnis Street at the back, under the main office volume, suggesting continuity and demarcating a boundary between the retail podium and the entrance floor of the main offices and showrooms
The structure and all external surfaces are of exposed concrete. Treatment of raw building materials as final finishes projects a discipline of design and construction.