Luxury hotel apartments in Mets, Athens
This is a rearrangement of a 1970’s building that has remained unexploited ever since it was built, despite its unique position and views of the city of Athens. Situated less than 0,5 km away from Syntagma square, Athens’ central square in front of the Constitution building, and next to the Stadium where the First modern Olympic Games took place in 1896, its front windows offer views that include the Acropolis, the columns of the Olympian Zeus, the Zappeion, the National garden, and Lycabettus hill which rises above the centre of the town.
The 3.000 sq. m. structure consists of four floors including the 5 meter high ground floor with mezzanines. Structural reinforcement took place in 2002, as well as the construction of a new outer shell covered in marble, however the building stayed empty and unused once again.
Taking advantage of its position and views, today’s plans are geared towards high-end hospitality.
Following the structural grid, layout on first, second and third floor, has offered 15 units per floor, most of them measuring ± 40 sq. m., with the exception of the smaller back rooms that are limited to 25 sq. m. Lofts measuring 60 sq. m can also be fitted, as well as combinations forming 80 to 110 sq. m. apartment-suites. Windows were enlarged, and the windowsills were lowered so as to form seating looking out towards the views. Modern simplicity has been applied to the reformation of the facades, as well as to interior design.
The ground floor will be offering lounges and communal working spaces to residents and external visitors. The basement includes parking space served via a car elevator at the back of the building. A roof-garden with an “under the Acropolis” pool will top the luxurious hospitality building.
Lighting design by Athanassios Danilof, www.thanosdanilof.com