Apartment Building in Irakleio

Best Project of Residential Estate

About the project
The building is in a residential area in north Athens, surrounded by three calm roads with a distinctive neighborhood feel.
The design relies on the elaboration of a clear geometric structure, symmetrically distributed along the central vertical circulation core. The internal programmatic arrangement of each unit leads to the creation of a recessed façade, bracketing all four sides of the volume. A second façade, in reinforced concrete, is placed at a distance, negotiating the limit with the surrounding urban fabric. Further, it highlights the internal distribution of the building, underlining its spatial qualities, such as the two structural voids on the southern façade, on the first and second floors. This creates two layers of depth, allowing the perception of the structure as a single volume.
This second façade, compositionally independent, with its own proportions and geometry, is the “face” of the building towards the city.

Athens, Greece

Project design year

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Applicant and authors of the project
Agis Mourelatos | Architects, architectural office in Athens with the main goal of promoting research through design.
In 2013 he was awarded by Renzo Piano for the design of the Visitor Center of the Stavros Niarchos Foundation Cultural Center.
In 2018 he was distinguished with the award “Best first work of a young architect of the years 2013—2017” by DOMES while he was nominated for the Mies van der Rohe award, the award of European architecture, in 2015.
Architect Agis Mourelatos.

Other participants
Consultants: Mourelatos Filippopoulou Architects
Project Team: Ioanna Diamanti (architecture student)