Office Building with Shops & Public Car Park in Maroussi

Location:50 Ag. Konstantinou Str. & Armatolon & Klefton Footwalk, Maroussi
Client:Trinitarium Properties S.A.
Images:Thanos Athanassiou / Konstantinos Kontos
Sector: Mixed use, Offices & Administration

The building was designed in collaboration with the laboratory of energy studies of the University of Athens. It has a ground floor, three storeys and four underground levels with public parking spaces, on an inclined plot that faces a pedestrian way on its rear side. The building mass develops gradually around an atrium, placed in contact to one boundary of the plot.

Externally, it was attempted, by the form of the building and the treatment of the façades, to systematically incorporate shading systems and constructions to the bioclimatic design. The cladding grid of the façade (aluminum panels) was used to distinguish the pure cubic volumes and to express the uniform concept of the ensemble, ensuring at the same time a high thermal reflectivity, due to the “white” polished material. On the main (north) façade, a glass curtain wall, decorated with graphic film, was suspended with spider-type brackets from steel linear balconies.
The shading of the façades was achieved by a combination of motorized perforated rotating louvers and fixed stainless steel meshes on the west side, as well as large fixed louvers for the glass south façade. Also, aluminum canopies were applied, with variable density of the slats, depending on the angle of incidence of the sunrays, and suspended horizontal steel grates, on individual openings. The creation of a small water pond with a fountain in the atrium, along the main direction of north winds, combined with the extended vegetation of the surrounding landscape, contribute to the overall thermal comfort.

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