Foster is designing the new tallest skyscraper in Athens

Marina Tower will be the first green skyscraper in Greece to be twice as tall as the current record holder.

Object Marina Tower, designed as the crown of the development plan of Agios Kosmas Marina, on the site of the former international airport in Athens, will reach a height of 200 meters and will become the new tallest building in Greece.

The project is signed by the famous Foster + Partners, and once it is realized, it will be over twice as high from the current altitude recorder in the country, the facility Athens Tower 1 103 meters high, designed by Ioannis Vikelas.

It is planned that the Marina Tower will be covered with greenery, and the architects point out that the building will become so “The first green tall building” in Greece.

Visualization: DBOX / Foster + Partners

The Marina Tower will be twice as tall as the current altitude recorder, the 103-meter-high Athens Tower 1.

The facility will have 200 apartments organized on 45 floors, which will have a double orientation in order to provide everyone with an unobstructed view of the coast, but also natural lighting and ventilation of the premises.

In the exterior, the building will be characterized by an elegant form, covered with greenery, and how to The seas the authors state “designed in a way to merge with the special the character of the Mediterranean landscape“.

Visualization: DBOX / Foster + Partners

Green skyscraper

According to the architects, the skyscraper was designed as “one of the greenest buildings in the world and represents a model of sustainable design.” However, details on how the plan will be established will only be revealed later, but the architects explained that they will work with best environmental practices and the most modern international safety protocols, while using environmentally friendly building materials.

Instead of the airport

Marina Tower is one of the custom-made facilities Lamda Development, as part of the Ellinikon master project that will include 300 hectares of land. The Ellinikon project will transform the site of the former airport into a series of neighborhoods with five more tall buildings, as well as a large park on the coast. The Marina Tower building is planned to be open for five years.

“The Ellinikon master plan gives a new direction to urban development in Athens, bringing together new ways of living, working and socializing, where everyone is focused on the city park, a large and comfortable space suitable for local communities, as well as the entire city of Athens,” said Antoinette Nassopoulos. -Erickson, senior partner at Foster + Partners.

And the view of the Parthenon?

There are in Athens object height limit which we do not cross 12 floors so as not to block the view of the Parthenon. However, there are a few exceptions among which will be the Marina Tower as it is being built in the suburbs of the Greek capital.

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