The Project

Porcelana’s commercial building is located on Vouliagmeni Street in Athens and was designed by architect N. Ktenas.

It consists of two underground levels, one ground floor and three more floors.

With a total area of about 6000m2, it features the large “spans”, the absence of beams on the roof slabs of the underground levels and the mixed construction method: the building is partly constructed with reinforced concrete and partly with composite structural elements – steel profiles in combination with reinforced concrete.

The defining element of its architectural conception is the left side wall, which supports a beam-grid structure covering the roof.

On its other side, the grid is supported on the building’s roof slab, by means of a short columns series.

In the event of an earthquake, these short columns can safely bear up the increased shear stresses on this side of the building.

The three-storey composite structure is connected to the main reinforced concrete frame.

In addition, there is a joint between the composite structure and the outer left side wall for earthquake resistance purposes.

The basement roof slabs have a fixed thickness of 35cm, with “spans” of about 10m and contain light weight polystyrene rolls.

The foundation slab has a variable thickness of 20 to 60cm.

The building features curved reinforced concrete stairs.

Cubus has implemented all the work phases, from preliminary design to construction supervision.





Our Scope of Works
Preliminary, Final Design, Construction Design, Site Supervision

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