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School in Athens, Main Building

School in Athens, Main Building

The Project

Existing reinforced concrete building, built in 1968, consists of a basement, ground floor and two floors, of square layout  with a courtyard, architecturally and statically pioneering for its era. It is used as a high school of the German School Athens.

In 2001 it was decided to reinforce the building to improve the seismic behavior after minor damage in the Athens earthquake in 1999. The reason was the inadequate foundation of the existing shear walls.

 

Strengthening of the foundations and shear walls should be carried out mainly under continuous operation, with strong safety measures, taking advantage only of the Christmas holidays. That made this task very difficult.

 

The strengthening of the foundations was carried out in segments, by removing the soil under the existing foundations and filling with concrete, completed in phases. The walls were provided on the ground floor and in the basement with additional  reinforced concrete elements, which increased their cross-section.

 

The building has been completely restored with invisible interventions. In the second year, all prefabricated elements of facades and marble were mechanically fixed to them so that they would not fall off in a future earthquake.

Location
Athens

Date
2002

Owner
DEUTSCHE SCHULE ATHEN

Architect

Contractor
Edrasis SA

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

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