The Marina Tower has been designed by the internationally acclaimed award-winning architectural firm Foster + Partners.
Athens, 7 July 2021 – Inaugurating a new way of communication to the public – through regular digital presentations – Lamda Development today presented the design for the first green high-rise building in Greece, the Marina Tower, which will be built in the Agios Kosmas marina area.
[You can find here the video of the presentation of the architectural design of the Marina Tower]
One of Ellinikon’s first architectural landmarks, the Marina Tower, will be the tallest building in Greece and the tallest green beachfront high-rise building on the Mediterranean. Its unique architectural style, innovative design, dominant green and water features, natural light and unobstructed sea views are the main characteristics of this iconic building that will position Greece on the global modern architectural and tourism map.
The internationally acclaimed architectural firm Foster + Partners, which has vast experience in designing high rise buildings worldwide, undertook the planning and design of the building.
The pioneering design of the Marina Tower
The Marina Tower, rising to 200 meters above sea level, will have 200 apartments on 45 floors. On completion – within the next five years – it will be the tallest building in Greece and one of the six tall buildings to be developed at the Ellinikon.
The key characteristic of the design approach is the creation of a building with a slim silhouette, that harmonically blends with the natural environment and the special character of the Mediterranean landscape. The green and water elements are enhancing the building’s bioclimatic nature.
All the apartments will have the most modern features in terms of spaces, services and amenities, excellent construction materials that are environmentally friendly and all the specifications of a smart building.
The Marina Tower is one of the greenest high-rise buildings in the world and is a model of sustainable design, incorporating best environmental practices and cutting-edge international safety protocols.
“A unique building by Greek and global standards, an architectural landmark which will set the tone for the overall development, with main principles being green, respect for the environment and quality of life. At the Ellinikon, we want to create a new global model for urban development that will bring a new era for our country and for all Greeks,” said Lamda Development’s CEO, Odisseas Athanasiou.
“We believe that Marina Tower will win a place among the top projects internationally, projects that have won architectural awards, recognition and prestige. Projects that have become landmarks and sources of pride for the cities to which they belong”, added Lamda Development’s Chief Development Officer for the high rise, Zissimos Danilatos.
“Ellinikon masterplan gives new direction to urban development in Athens, bringing together new ways of living, working and playing, centred on a metropolitan park – a generous amenity for local communities and the city of Athens. Our proposals for Marina Residential Tower build on these sustainable principles to generate a new paradigm for high-rise living and a green beacon in the landscape.” said the lead architect on the Marina Tower project, Antoinette Nassopoulos-Erickson, Senior Partner and Design Team Leader at Foster + Partners.
About Lamda Development
Lamda Development, listed on the main market of the Athens Exchange, is a holding company specializing in real estate development, investment and management. The company plays a leading role in the sector of large commercial and leisure centers in Greece, with successful diversification in office and residential developments. Lamda Development’s portfolio includes three commercial and leisure centers (The Mall Athens and Golden Hall in Athens and Mediterranean Cosmos in Thessaloniki) with a total GLA of 157,000 sqm, office buildings, residential complexes and Flisvos Marina in Faliro. Lamda Development has undertaken the integrated metropolitan redevelopment of the area of the former ‘Hellinikon’ airport, which will be the largest private investment in Greece and the largest urban redevelopment project in Europe. The company is a member of the Latsis Group.
About Foster + Partners
Foster + Partners is a global studio for sustainable architecture, engineering, urbanism and industrial design, founded by Norman Foster in 1967. Since then, he and the team around him have established an international practice with a worldwide reputation. With offices across the globe, we work as a single studio that is both ethnically and culturally diverse.
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