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Student Residence Complex, Volos

Student Residence Complex, Volos

The Project

A large student residence in Volos, designed by the architects Kokkinou – Kourkoulas, with the aim of having common space on the ground floor and in the basement. The ground floor is transparent, giving residents the feeling of being in the open air, with a sweeping view of the surrounding streets and courtyard. The student apartments are located in the superstructure on three floors in standard units.


To achieve this result, the idea from the static point of view was to create on the top of the  ground floor a spread out slab, based on columns and shear walls, which could economically and safely support these blocks. This is possible if the three floor units are relatively light and stiff, so that they are not deformable in an earthquake. A composite construction was proposed, with a light steel frame and walls of shotcrete of small thickness, combined with external thermal insulation.


A very daring venture of architecture and statics that has not yet been realized, but is an excellent example of buildings of this type.




Kokkinou – Kourkoulas Architects & Associates


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