LEDA – MARIA COMPLEX OF RESIDENCES

PRINCETON HALL
22/05/2017
A COUNTRY COTTAGE
22/05/2017
In the municipality of Thermi located in an area of 80,000 square meters, there is a high standard complex of residences, built over seven years (detached houses.). The location of the building plot offered a panoramic view to the Thermaikos Gulf and East Thessaloniki while the surrounding area gave a sense of the countryside. The complex comprises a five storey building with a pilotis and a basement, and five groups of two-story detached houses making a total of 165 dwellings. This solution was indicated in the special building decree as well on the decision to address a morphological identity that brings together all typologies of dwellings, taking into consideration their blending in with the surrounding area and the view. Equally important was the fact that the General Building Standards, specified after the 1978 earthquake, were also applied.

The form in question was based on the aesthetic quality and strength of the visible concrete and its ability to be shaped through formwork, as well as on the large openings that allow an uninterrupted view. The materials used were mostly marble for the floors, metallic railings, aluminum window and door frames, and relief coatings for exterior surfaces.

Emphasis was given to the arrangement of common areas by building multiple accesses, recreation areas, a playground, a basketball court and a tennis court as well as green spaces throughout the complex. Furthermore, there is a biological treatment system and a small mall. The sense of an ‘oasis’ is also important as the area was defined by farming activity compared to the existing situation where trees and green spaces prevail.

‘Leda –Maria’ housing estate has proven itself though time as a very successful example of urban development in a suburban environment.

DESIGN STUDY: CH. KOULOUKOURIS - D. ALOUPIS
STRUCTURAL DESIGN: D. MERTZIOS - G. PAPATHANASIOU
E/M DESIGN: CH. IGNATAKIS
SUPERVISION: CH. KOULOUKOURIS
CREDITS: A. KEFALA - A. KOULOUKOURI - I. TSAKALIKIDIS
COSTRUCTION: METOXIKI A.E
OWNER: METOXIKI A.E


LOCATION: THERMI THESSALONIKI
BUILDING AREA: 24.000 M2
DESIGN PERIOD: 1979-1980
CONSTRUCTION PERIOD: 1980-1987
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