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CONSERVATION & REHABILITATION
OF FORMER ARMY SHARE FUND BUILDING, ATHENS

The Army Share Fund Building, occupying as it does a whole building block in the city centre, is directly interwoven with all the important moments of its history and with the daily life of its citizens.
The appropriate gestures of its restoration, in conjunction with the creation of new functional uses, are the starting points for the successful re-integration of the building into the economic, social and artistic life of Athens.
The concern of this design is not only the restoration but also the highlighting of the Building within the context of respect for its historicity and uniqueness. Careful conservation with a view to drawing attention to the retained elevations of the building and the great staircases and vestibules is combined with a new interior arrangement of the premises so that contemporary needs and functional requirements of new uses can be served. New architectural features, dictated by functional considerations, have been added; these are incorporated in contrast with the building as a whole, thus stressing their discrete role.
The interventions of the present design can be divided into three basic parts:
1. Restoration of the elevations and interior alterations on all floors.
2. Remodelling of the Spyromilios Arcade. 
3. Restoration of the ‘Pallas’ and ‘Aliki’ theatres

May 2004
client
PICAR S.A

project team
Y. Kizis, N. Venianakis,
Th. Dougkas, M. Raftopoulou, Y. Papayannakis, M. Köhler,  K. Politi, P. Kalteki

construction
ΤERNA S.A., ARCON S.A., 
ARRIKTON S.A.