The Vomvyx cotton mill was located in Stylis, close to Lamia, in central Greece.
With a capacity of about 21,000 spindles, the mill included areas for production and services and also for storage of cotton bales and finished products. The needs of each function were served in four, specially designed buildings.
The construction of the fully air-conditioned main plant was foam-insulated, concrete block exterior walls, an enclosed steel structure and an aluminum and glasswool sandwich-insulated roof.
The three-storey service building was a reinforced concrete structure, due to the requirements of the special electrical, heating, ventilating and air-conditioning equipment it houses. It also contained laboratories, spare parts storage, shops, personnel facilities and offices. The main features of the building were the second floor’s large concrete panel, which has openings for the office spaces, and the slanted, roof-top, air-intakes for the air-conditioning.
The two storage areas were simple, metal structures having aluminum roofing and block walls.
The architecture of the plant was simple and straightforward, with the structure and function of each building clearly expressed.
Complete architectural, structural, electrical and mechanical design as well as construction supervision services provided by TPA.
The project was completed in 1976.