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OTE Telecoms Building, Rethymno, Crete Isle

OTE Telecoms Building, Rethymno, Crete Isle

The Project

Three “adjoining” 1950s buildings in Rethymno, Krete, are reconstructed and have their use changed.


They are converted from office buildings to stores’ building


  1. They consist of a basement, ground floor and two floors each and have altogether a total area of 1,200m2. They are located in a very central part of the city, with streets all around.

For the reconstruction, two new stairwells, an elevator, thermal insulation on the facade, new electrical and mechanical installations and a new interior subdivision of the premises are required.


Two new reinforced concrete cores on raft foundation have been added, in order to strengthen the whole unified structure, which has been created by connecting the three separate buildings into one.


Due to the eccentric position of the new cores, a part of the opposite outer masonry wall is reinforced bilaterally with a shotcrete mantle.


Resistance and stiffness of the building increased significantly achieving a significant reduction in seismic deformations and avoiding damage to a potential earthquake.

Location
Crete Isle, Rethymno

Date
2018

Owner
OTE ESTATE

Architect

OFFICE TWENTY FIVE ARCHITECTS

Contractor

Our Scope of Works
Preliminary, Final Design, Construction Design

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