This large-scale intervention in the historic centre of Athens was the subject of a design and construction competition. The project involves:
The construction of a 700-space car park around the perimeter of the Parliament building on five underground levels, with the objectives of freeing the open-air forecourt of the building of the cars that park there today, of providing full services and car parking facilities for Parliament, and of organising the system for car access and departure.
Landscaping the free areas of Parliament so as to accentuate the building itself and giving its immediate surroundings the appropriate monumental character.
Constructing a model day care centre for 100 children to meet the needs of employees, who are often forced to work on until late in the evening.
During the course of construction, measures will be taken to ensure that Parliament continues to function smoothly and that essential pedestrian traffic is not impeded. For that reason, the closed trench method of construction has been selected.
M. Sgouridou, design coordinator / architect
S. Christopoulos, design coordinator / architect
M. Koutsouna, architect
J. Benehoutsou, architect
I. Nanopoulou, architect
Th. Papayannis, architect
M. Sgouridou, architect
S. Christopoulos, architect
K. Zacharatos, civil engineer
T. Panagiotopoulos, civil engineer
A. Maltezis, civil engineer
P. Poniridis, civil engineer
H. Rouva, civil engineer
C. Kotsoyannis, mechanical-electrical engineer
G. Ladopoulos, mechanical-electrical engineer
G. Magavalis, mechanical-electrical engineer
J. Dilaris, mechanical-electrical engineer