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Project: Coco-Mat Hotel
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Coco-Mat Hotel

Coco-Mat

Kolonaki, Athens

PROJECT

LOCATION

OPERATOR

STAGE

COCO-MAT Hotel Athens

Kolonaki, Athens

Coco-Mat

Completed

Elastic Architects designed the reconstruction of an existing building, on 36 Patriarchou Ioakim Str. in Kolonaki, formerly known as “block of flats Z. Lorentzatos”, originally designed by the Architect M. Lazaridis and built in 1935. The mid-war architecture building in the Athenian city center was characterized by the vertical symmetry of its façade, as well as its balconies with curved finishes.

 

The architectural design intends to signify the project’s identity as a hotel, both on functional and on aesthetic terms. To this end, the formation of the façade became a priority. This process was guided by the respect towards the basic principles of the original architectural design of the building. Aligned with the Coco-mat philosophy around organic, ecological materials, the existing shell was restated highlighting the natural simplicity of a building in the modern urban web.

 

«Coco-Mat Hotel Athens» constitutes a tourist flow attraction and responds to the expectations for a welcoming environment, introducing the local architectural identity to the visitors, which is preserved and reinterpreted. The architectural approach along with the use of natural materials, transform the hotel into a microcosm of natural simplicity, which integrates and coexists in harmony with its environment.

Ria Vogiatzi. Alexandros Xenos. Ioanna. Dimitra Aggelopoulou.

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