parking garage's black marble reception in central athens features brass details

parking garage's black marble reception in central athens features brass details

Oikonomakis Siampakoulis Architects transforms Parking garage

 

Oikonomakis Siampakoulis Architects, a Greek studio, undertook the renovation of a 1200 sqm ground-floor parking garage in Kolonaki, Athens. The multistory parking facility, strategically located at the intersection of Solonos St and Asklipiou St in the heart of Athens, serves around 1000 customers daily. Positioned in an area renowned for law and medical practices, flagship stores, and business headquarters, the garage is also close to significant public buildings.

 

Given the traffic challenges and parking scarcity in the area, multistory parking garages are crucial for the smooth operation of the city center, though often lacking attention to design and user experience. The project aimed to redefine the impact of such infrastructure on customers’ daily routines, particularly the beginning and end of their business day.

parking garage's black marble reception in central athens features brass details
all images by Yannis Drakoulidis

 

 

natural marble and brass adorn the ‘jewelry-like’ reception

 

Oikonomakis Siampakoulis Architects‘ comprehensive renovation project included the redesign of the entry-level, circulation, and parking stall arrangement, finish enhancements, and the creation of a new reception area. The strategic placement of this welcoming space was crucial, visible from the two main entries on Solonos St. and Asklipiou, ultimately serving as the operational center of the garage.

 

The design approach involved repurposing the facility’s old accounting office, opting for an open-plan layout within its existing triangular shape. To accentuate visibility, a striking material contrast was introduced: a white aesthetic for the main circulation and parking area, while the reception area featured natural marble with brass details. This design choice aimed to establish a distinctive, elegant centerpiece within the infrastructure, akin to a jewelry-like focal point.

parking garage's black marble reception in central athens features brass details
the multistory parking facility is located at the intersection of Solonos St and Asklipiou St in the heart of Athens

parking garage's black marble reception in central athens features brass details
the project repurposes an old accounting office for a new open-plan layout

parking garage's black marble reception in central athens features brass details
parking scarcity in the area highlights the importance of well-designed parking facilities

parking garage's black marble reception in central athens features brass details
the renovation includes redesigning the entry-level, circulation, and parking stall arrangement

parking garage's black marble reception in central athens features brass details
the reception area features natural marble with brass details, establishing a distinctive centerpiece

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Oikonomakis Siampakoulis Architects aims to enhance customer experience with garage renovation

parking garage's black marble reception in central athens features brass details
a striking material contrast is introduced, with a white aesthetic for the main circulation and parking area

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the architectural intervention seeks to elevate the design and user experience of parking facilities

 

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project info:

 

name: Parking garage with marble reception in Kolonaki, Athens
architect: Oikonomakis Siampakoulis Architects | @oikonomakis.siampakoulis

location: Kolonaki, Athens, Greece

photography: Yannis Drakoulidis | @yannis_drakoulidis

 

 

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