In an area of 32 ha by the sea, a complete sporting centre was created, including an indoor conditioned stadium with a 15.000-seating capacity and a 120m free space.
A complete architectural, structural, electric and mechanical study, interior decoration as well as the landscape design was carried out after the first prize in the relevant architectural competition.
This project of Olympic standards, that meets functions requiring high building complexity and technological standards was also successful in hosting a series of events, including international sports meetings (e.g. EPA 85), music gatherings, youth festivals, etc.
The Peace and Friendship Stadium was awarded the Golden prize for facilities of exemplary design and function for sports and recreation buildings in the 1991 international competition organised by the IAKS (International Working Group for the Construction of Sports and Leisure Facilities).
In view of the 2004 Olympics, the design team of the Peace and Friendship Stadium was commissioned by the competent authorities to elaborate a full preliminary study (including architectural, structural, M&E, landscaping, exterior lighting and signage studies) for the overall upgrade of the sports complex according to the latest specifications for the design and function of the Olympic venues.
The sports complex main facilities were generally adequate for the requirements of the Games, therefore the architectural, structural and M&E studies proposed limited rearrangements of the indoor spaces, structural reinforcements in the complex curvilinear roof of the stadium and restoration / upgrade of the M&E installations and networks. The main challenge of the study was the regeneration of the extensive public spaces of the complex, in functional, aesthetic and environmental terms, particularly focusing on the optimal integration to the wide network of communal spaces, pedestrian ways and parks of the surrounding Faleron Bay. On that ground, the study proposed the removal of various illegal constructions, a decrease of the internal vehicular circulation according to the original plan, the creation of reference points in key areas, selected plantings along the existing alleys and pedestrian ways and the creation of a continuous pedestrian network along the coastal zone of the Faleron Bay.
J. Baibas, project manager / architect
Th. Papayannis, project manager / architect
A. Gamini-Veliou, architect
V. Kizilou, architect-planner
M. Koutsouna, architect
A. Parianou, architect
D. Bairactaris, civil engineer
Ph. Karydakis, civil engineer
Th. Alexopoulos, mechanical-electrical engineer
K. Kotsoyannis, mechanical-electrical engineer
G. Ladopoulos, mechanical-electrical engineer
G. Sfetsos, mechanical-electrical engineer