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RENOVATING THE FORMER PUBLIC TOBACCO FACTORY

Hellenic Parliament + NEON

 

Project Manager: Efi Syrigou
NEON – Production Department
Production: Irini Kiachtypi Antonis Kourkoulos, Ioanna Mimi, Irini Svolakou
Architecture Study & Project Supervision
ΝΕΟΝ – Department of Architectural Design

Head of Architecture & Design: Fanis Kafantaris, Architect, Mphil NTUA
Architectural Design Assistant: Nikolas Arnis, Restoration Engineer UP
Project Consultant: Georgios Athanasiou, Architect UdR
Planner Associate (2nd Phase): Anastasios Dafnis, Architect NTUA

Advisor to the President of the Hellenic Parliament: Eleutheria Papageorgiou
Hellenic Parliament Technical Services Division
Head of Technical Services Division:Panagiotis Polychronopoulos, Mechanical Engineer, NTUA, MBA
Head of Buildings and Surrounding Areas Department:  Konstantinos Bairaktaris, Civil Engineer NTUA, M.Sc.
Head of Electrical and Mechanical Engineering Department: Nikolaos Efthimiatos, Electrical Engineer, MBA
Panagiota Dara, Architect-Engineer, NTUA, MSc
Ioannis Sarris, Civil Engineer, DUTH
Maria Kourkouta, Civil Engineer, PUAS
Georgios Simeonidis, Electrical Engineer, PUAS
Panagiotis Giannopoulos, Technical staff
Nikolaos Trichias, Technical staff

NEON completes renovation of Hellenic Parliament owned building , the former Public Tobacco Factory, and gifts new cultural centre to the Greek State. Financed by NEON and its founder Dimitris Daskalopoulos and gifted back to Parliament for public use, the project aims to make part of the former Tobacco Factory stand out as a permanent contemporary cultural and social space – open to all.

Of the building’s total area of 19,000m2, a significant portion is currently occupied by the Hellenic Parliament’s Library and Printing House. NEON undertook renovations of the adjacent ground floor north and north-west wings, the atrium and the former customs office building: a total area of 6,500m2 which had, until now, remained closed and unused.

On June 2021 the emblematic building opened its doors to the public for the first time presenting the contemporary art exhibition Portals, a collaboration between the Hellenic Parliament and NEON.

Find out more about this ambitious restoration project.

Director | Panayotis Kravvaris
Production | Inkas Films Productions
Music | Stavros Gasparatos
© NEON 2021

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