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PANORAMA VILLA IS A WINNER OF A' DESIGN AWARD 2020

Potiropoulos+Partners’ project “Panorama Villa” of Navarino Residences in Costa Navarino, is a “Silver Award” winner of the international "A’ Design Award 2020". "A' Design Award and Competition" aims to highlight the excellent qualifications of best designs, design concepts and design oriented products worldwide. Every year, projects that focus on innovation, technology, design and creativity are awarded with the A' Award.

RESTAURANT, BAR & SHOP OF “SHEDIA HOME” ON KOLOKOTRONI STREET, ATHENS

“Shedia Home” includes the street magazine’s shop, an art exhibit, a restaurant-bar and a cafeteria. Both the “Shedia Art” collection and the building itself were treated as vibrant entities at the core of the project’s conceptual idea – which would not be applicable if a strictly functional or rationalized approach were adopted instead. In a sense, the space itself becomes a piece of “Shedia” art. It is made for, and with, the hand-made objects of the “Shedia Art” collection. This is a meticulously crafted place, where matter becomes an active contributor to the creative process, rather than a mere material output confined to its tectonic role. “Shedia Home”, a pro-bono project by Potiropoulos+Partners, offers an inclusive and participatory platform as a reflection on the social and symbolic relevance of the greater cause it intends to serve;one which transforms architectural practice into an open-ended, diverse cultural and experiential narrative.

30 YEARS POTIROPOULOS+PARTNERS

The award-winning architectural practice Potiropoulos+Partners completes 30 years of creative innovation in Greek architecture and design. The acclaimed architecture firm Potiropoulos+Partners, founded by Dimitris Potiropoulos and Liana Nella-Potiropoulou in 1989, is widely considered as one of the most prominent creative practices in the country. Throughout this time, numerous of the firm’s works have stood out thanks to their avant-garde conceptual character and innovative architecture. As a result, Potiropoulos+Partners is at the forefront of the field by delivering cutting-edge architectural and urban works across scales and typologies.

"ACTIVE MATERIALITY – VACATION HOUSES COMPLEX IN PORTO HELI" WINS GERMAN DESIGN AWARD 2020

"Active Materiality – Vacation Houses Complex in Porto Heli" project is a 2020 Winner in German Design Awards. About the Award: The German Design Council, the expert for brand and design in Germany, bestows the German Design Award. Established on the initiative of the German Bundestag (the lower house of German parliament) as a foundation in 1953, it supports the industry in all matters consistently aimed at generating an added brand value through design. As a result, the German Design Council is one of the world’s leading competence centres for communication and brand management in the field of design. The awards ceremony of the German Design Award 2020 will take place on 07 February 2020 in the context of the Ambiente fair in Frankfurt am Main.

WINNER & SPECIAL MENTION IN GERMAN DESIGN AWARDS 2018

“Vacation House in Messinia” and “The Kindergarten of the German School of Athens” have been awarded in German Design Awards 2018 with “Winner” and “Special Mention” Awards, respectively. Both projects were presented in the exhibition organized by German Design Council for all winning projects, titled “German Design Award 2018 - Excellent Communications Design Exhibition” at the Museum Angewandte Kunst Design Space in Frankfurt/Main.

POTIROPOULOS+PARTNERS' TRIPLE DISTINCTION IN WORLD ARCHITECTURE AWARDS 2018

Three projects of our firm, and specifically "Touristic Development of Luxury Suites in Kavouri", "Vacation House in Messinia” and “The Kindergarten of the German School of Athens” have been distinguished with the "WAC Awards Winner" award during the WA Award Cycle 29. World Architecture Community organizes the prestigious and acclaimed World Architecture Community Awards (WA Awards), since 2006 and for over 30 Cycles. The WA Awards highlights and recognizes remarkable projects that have the potential to inspire exciting questions about contemporary architectural discourse.

A’ DESIGN AWARD WINNER 2018 BRONZE

“Mykonos White Boxes Resort” is a winner of this year’s "A’ Design Awards". The "A’ Design Award and Competition", the world’s largest international design awards, has grown even bigger in 2018 with 1,962 winners announced from 100 countries and in 99 different design disciplines. Each year, the platform aims to increase awareness for good design by highlighting and promoting only the very best projects.

POTIROPOULOS+PARTNERS' DOUBLE NOMINATION IN "GERMAN DESIGN AWARDS 2018"

Two Potiropoulos+Partners' projects, "The Kindergarten of the German School of Athens" and "Vacation House in Messinia", are nominated for the "German Design Award 2018". The nomination itself is considered as a significant honor and the nominees are entitled to compete with prominent designers in the field. The Award is bestowed by the German Design Council, an international leading competence centre for communication and brand management and the winners are selected by a highly esteemed, international jury of experts.

"MYKONOS WHITE BOXES RESORT" HAS BEEN NOMINATED IN "A DESIGN AWARDS 2018"

Potiropoulos+Partners’ project “Mykonos White Boxes Resort” has been nominated in "A' Design Award and Competition". It is considered as the worlds' largest design competition awarding best designs, design concepts, products & services. "A' Award" is a certificate of excellence for designers and a proof of quality for companies and aims to highlight good design and services.

POTIROPOULOS+PARTNERS RECEIVES AN ARCHITIZER A+AWARD FOR THE SECOND YEAR IN A ROW

"Vacation House in Messinia", was awarded with the international “Architizer A+ Award, Popular Choice Winner 2017”, in the category Residential-Unbuilt - Private House. Potiropoulos+Partners has been awarded with an A+ Award for a second consecutive year; last year’s awarded project was The Kindergarten of the German School of Athens. Architizer is considered as one of the largest databases for architecture globally and A+ Awards winners include leading firms in the industry of architecture such as Zaha Hadid Architects, MVRDV, BIG etc. A gala in New York City will take place to celebrate A+ Awards being one of the most sought-after events of NYCxDESIGN week.

DIMITRIS POTIROPOULOS IN ESO CONFERENCE 2017

Dimitris Potiropoulos presented at this year's ESO Conference the award-winning Kindergarten of the German School of Athens and Mykonos White Boxes Resort project, which is under study. ESO is one of the most important events for architecture and design in Greece, and has evolved into an annual forum with international resonance, inviting prominent Greek architects and designers to present their work and ideas. The workshop was held with success on March 8th, 2017, in the amphitheater of Onassis Cultural Centre.

NEW ANATOLIA ELEMENTARY SCHOOL IN THESSALONIKI

The design proposal of our practice has been awarded with the Third Prize in the invited architectural competition that was conducted by “Anatolia College” for its New Elementary School in the area of Pylaia in Thessaloniki.

LECTURE AT WESTMINSTER ABBEY, LONDON

On February 10th 2016, Liana Nella-Potiropoulou gave a lecture at Westminster Abbey, London,under the title: "The Gaze".

“NO PLACE”

The issue of January-February 2016 of the architecture magazine “ek-Architecture plus Design” presents the proposal of our practice entitled “Vertical Living”. This particular synthetic approach – as a research study – provides the opportunity to explore possible spatial relationships and geometric proportions that can be embedded in the architectural design through dynamic organization systems. The proposal seeks to extend the field of boundaries and links between building/site, building/landscape, structure/form, indoor/outdoor space.

ARCHISEARCH.gr-"FEATURED ARCHITECT"

The well-known online architecture and design magazine “Archisearch.gr”, presents our firm in the section “Featured Architect”. Find out more about this presentation here.

SERVICE AREAS AT E65 MOTORWAY

Our practice was commissioned by “Kentriki Odos S.A.” to study the masterplan of two main Service Stations of the “E65 Lamia-Egnatia Odos” motorway. The project constitutes part of the M.P.E. study that was undertaken by our collaborating consulting firms, in these two particular areas of the aforementioned motorway.

OUR FIRM IS DYNAMICALLY EXPANDING IN THE FIELD OF TOURISM AND LEISURE

Over the past few years, our firm increasingly broadens its activity in Greece and abroad in the field of tourism, leisure and their subsequent uses. The collaborations we have already developed with leading business groups of the field, such as TEMES S.A., LAMDA Development and CASINO RODOS – Grande Albergo delle Rose, as well as the under discussion projects with Porto Carras Grand Resort or other investment funds, domestic and foreign, strengthen our firm’s place in this field of studies while enhancing its experience across the spectrum and scales of projects of this typology.

FLISVOS MARINA, ANOTHER INTERNATIONAL DISTINCTION

Once again, Flisvos Marina, a project of our firm with regard to architectural design, received international recognition. In particular, it attained international accreditation after relevant evaluation from the European Foundation for Quality Management (EFQM) for its "EFQM Committed to Excellence" program. Flisvos Marina received the accreditation fully complying with the fundamental Committed to Excellence concepts. Flisvos Marina, has been already awarded with five (5) gold anchors, obtaining the highest rating at the Gold Anchor Award Scheme program of the British Marine Federation, as well as with the distinction “Clean Marina” (Clean Marinas Programme) from the International Council of Marine Industry Associations (ICOMIA) after relevant evaluation.

EK MAGAZINE – ANNIVERSARY EDITION, SEPTEMBER 2015

The anniversary edition of September 2015, on the occasion of the completion of 20 years of architecture through EK Magazine, includes the utopian project “Floating Skyscrapers” of our firm. The proposal comprises three buildings of equal height, composed of individual modules that are arranged in order to slide one on the top of another. A glass surface/base connects the three volumes which give the impression that are floating in the water. A motive for this design conception was the notion of “solitary waves”, which are transformed constantly due to sudden changes in the bottom of the sea. These water forms come together and move as a ripple in order to divide again and return to their previous state. This process indicates the presence of a type of organic “memory”. This particular approach provided the opportunity to explore new potential relationships and ratios, which can be imported in architectural design through other, more dynamic organization systems.

OUR RESPONSE TO AN INCREASINGLY GLOBALISED MARKETPLACE

In direct response to an increasingly globalised marketplace, Potiropoulos+Partners intensifies its actions in order to expand its activities in new markets outside Greece. Our global reach strategy is based on three “wagons”: Our Athens based prominent architectural practice, our subsidiary firm Active Grids Ltd. in London, and Quadrant Consulting Group, in which we are founding member and main partner. Quadrant is an independent consortium of designers, planners, engineers and technical specialists, which offers a broad range of professional services. In this context, we are in discussion with foreign architectural and consulting practices exploring partnership possibilities outside and inside Greece, while an agreement has already been reached with one of them. Through our cooperations, we will ensure that Potiropoulos+Partners is the exemplary architect of choice for clients fusing international design quality with local service delivery.

LUXURY APARTMENT DEVELOPMENT ON WARWICK SQUARE, LONDON

The design and licensing phase of our luxury apartment development in London was successfully completed and the construction phase has begun. Designed by our London based subsidiary company Active Grids Ltd, the listed Grade II Victorian Townhouse on Belgravia Road was completely refurbished and rearranged to meet modern and upgraded standards. The historic fabric was conserved with meticulous attention, while a new floor was added in harmony with the adjoining properties.

RIGAS POTIROPOULOS JOINS THE FIRM

In 2015, Rigas Potiropoulos joined the firm which was rebranded into Potiropoulos+Partners to reflect a fresh and internationally aspiring era.

NEW ARCHITECTURAL IDENTITY FOR GREECE'S MAJOR HIGHWAYS!

Potiropoulos+Partners was assigned by Nea Odos and Kentriki Odos to design the architectural corporate identity of the relative highways. The scope of works includes all buildings, structures and equipment which support the two major motorways, such as: toll stations, administration and service buildings, supporting buildings, etc.

DOUBLE DISTINCTION FOR THE KINDERGARTEN OF THE GERMAN SCHOOL OF ATHENS!

Our recently finished project “Kindergarten of German School of Athens” has been nominated by Mies Van der Rohe Foundation for the “2015 Mies Van der Rohe Awards – European Union Prize for Contemporary Architecture”. Also it was awarded with Honourable Mention in “2015 Domes Awards for Best Built Work of the years 2010-2014”. Find out more about this project here.

COLLABORATION WITH TEMES S.A. IN "COSTA NAVARINO"

Potiropoulos+Partners was selected by Temes S.A. as proposed architect for two types of villas in their new development project “Navarino Dunes Residences”.

DISTINCTION FOR THE CITY HALL OF KORYDALLOS!

Following the distinction of our previous city hall design for the City of Gerakas in the Hellenic Institute of Architects 2008 Awards, our newest City Hall design for the City of Korydallos was included among the thirteen Leading Works in 2015 Domes Awards for “Best Built Work of the years 2010-2014”. Find out more about this project here.

POTIROPOULOS+PARTNERS ALSO IN LONDON!

In 2011 Potiropoulos+Partners expanded into London, and has since developed a vast network of local associates which rendered the firm capable to undertake projects of any typology and size and up to the highest standard in the United Kingdom. Our latest project involves the conservation, extension and complete refurbishment of a Listed Grade II Victorian Townhouse located on Belgrave Road into luxury apartments.