The new building for BAYER on Amaroussiou – Halandriou avenue at the crossroads with Sorou street takes over an entire city block in a constantly developing area.
The volume of the building is simple and is made up by two rectangular wings placed perpendicular to each other (forming an L), with sharp ends at their sides, connected with a metal bridge, at whose edge is the expansion joint for the two wings. The aim was to create a minimal environment with a modern aesthetic, that would dominate the newly-formed character of the region.
The metal staircase of the wing that faces Amaroussiou-Halandriou avenue, as it develops over the triangular volume at the edge of the buildings, is transformed into a sculptural entity.
The colour of the building is defined by the white Prinos marble from the island of Thasos and the grey windows placed on two-storey glass curtain walls or in continuous longitudinal zones, that provide horizontal stripes of lighting.
In a subtractive spirit, this architectural choice did not require many materials and an attempt was made to use the minimum materials possible.
BAYER, OFFICE BUILDING ΙN MAROUSSI - 2001
MAROUSIOU HALANRIOU STREET
Associate Architects: P. Kokkas, E. Chnari
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