Lamda Development, holding company specialising in the development, investment and management of real estate, recently announced designs for Ellinikon Marina Tower designed by Foster + Partners, the first sustainable high-rise building in Greece.
Located in the Agios Kosmas marina area, a village and a municipal unit of the Grevena municipality, and one of Ellinikon’s first architectural landmarks, Marina Tower is part of one of the Europe’s greatest urban regeneration project.
This multi unit residential development will be the tallest building in Greece and the tallest green beachfront high-rise building in the Mediterranean.
With dominant green and water features, natural light and unobstructed sea views, the building brings an innovative design approach to the region.
“Ellinikon masterplan gives new direction to urban development in Athens, bringing together new ways of living, working and playing, centred on a metropolitan park – a generous amenity for local communities and the city of Athens. Our proposals for Marina Residential Tower build on these sustainable principles to generate a new paradigm for high-rise living and a green beacon in the landscape.” says Antoinette Nassopoulos-Erickson, Senior Partner at Foster + Partners.
Rising to 200 meters above sea level, Ellinikon Marina Tower will have 200 apartments on 45 floors. On completion – within the next five years – it will be one of the six tall buildings to be developed at the Ellinikon.
The key characteristic of the design approach is the creation of a building with a slim silhouette, that harmonically blends with the natural environment and the special character of the Mediterranean landscape.
The Marina Tower is one of the greenest high-rise and sustainable buildings in the world and is a model of sustainable design, incorporating best environmental practices and cutting-edge international safety protocols.
At the Marina Tower, that means a holistic approach to sustainable resources, low-embodied and operational energy and symbiosis with the unique ecology of our Mediterranean landscape.
All apartments will have pioneering services and amenities, excellent construction materials that are environmentally friendly and specifications of a smart building.
It will also bear a Gold LEED rating level, as it will save 35% more energy than a conventional building of a similar size. Only a handful of buildings in Greece can boast such a level.
The result will set a new global standard for luxury residential design, with the highest environmental credentials — an important fact, these days, for any significant long-term and future-proof investment.
Image courtesy: Foster + Partners