6, Solonos Str., Kolonaki, Athens
November 2013 (time of completion)
Irini Bourlou / Agapakis Meletitiki & Associates / Spyros Kontopoulos
APIVITA, the first Greek company producing natural cosmetic products since 1979, funded a strategic investment in the center of Athens by developing an innovative commercial concept in Solonos Str., inspired by the natural community of bees and their beehives. The project corresponds to a multi-purpose venue of 500 sq.m., developed in 5 distinct storeys, promoting in the best possible manner APIVITA’s philosophy and its goal to provide end-customers with a unique destination in Athens. The listed building hosting APIVITA’s flagship, comprises of two storeys in which the company’s products are displayed, a hair salon, spa facilities and a conference room. The architectural study belongs to Mrs. Irini Bourlou, while the electromechanical facilities where designed by “Agapakis & Associates Eng. Cons. Office”. Mr. Kontopoulos carried out the lighting study, Mr. Chaidopoulos designed the interior steel structures and Mr. Papoutsides developed all decorative (steel) elements of the flagship’s façade and cashiers.