By : URBAN SOUL PROJECT / PRODEA TECHNICAL DEPARTMENT
GRANDS PRIX DU DESIGN – 14th edition
Discipline : Architecture
Categories : Commercial Building / Low-Rise Office Building (< 5 storey-high) : Gold Certification
Categories : Special Award / LEED Project & WELL Project in Architecture
The architectural design of the Prodea office, a 3500 sqm building, had three main goals: to intervene in a pre-war building with a listed façade while maintaining its significant decorative features, to convert it in order to meet the highest standards of modern office spaces and to meet the design specifications of LEED and WELL, two of the most prominent international design standards for buildings.
The building is in fact the first in Greece to meet both the WELL and LEED standards for office buildings. PRODEA HQ is a through building and comprises of a basement, ground floor, mezzanine, two typical floors, two setback floors, a terrace and a rooftop overlooking Acropolis. The interior of the building was modified to achieve an integrated rather than segmented operation, highlighting at the same time its distinctive features, such as the marble staircase with the handrail, the old elevator with the wooden booth and the plaster decorations of the ceilings. The new opening creates an atrium that allows visual communication between floors. An innovative organic model of cluster desks has been implemented in the open-plan area.
The design approach is defined by a balance between contemporary and time-less features in the arrangement, layout, materials, innovative technology applications, creating an environment both aesthetically exceptional and technologically advanced.
Architect : URBAN SOUL PROJECT
General Contractor : PRODEA TECHNICAL DEPARTMENT
Photographer : Yiorgis Yerolymbos
Landscape Architecture : VITA VERDE
Engineering : Dektis SA
Acoustics : Timagenis Theodoros
Engineering : Karnavezos Christos