The start of construction work on the highest seaside “green” skyscraper in the Mediterranean, in the Agios Kosmas marina area as part of the urban regeneration in Elliniko, is just around the corner, following the announcement by Lamda Development of the issuance of Riviera’s building permit Tower for which more than 1,900 plans and the cooperation of dozens of ministries, authorities, chambers and organizations were required.
Indicative of the particularly increased interest in the construction of the Tower, which will be 200 meters high, is the fact that for the 180 apartments of the Riviera Tower, which will have 50 floors, customer advances have already been deposited for approximately three quarters of the sold area. The estimated total revenue during the first phase with the completion of the respective sales, for all the apartments of the Riviera Tower amounts to approximately 600 million euros.
The main features of the skyscraper – Aesthetically austere building – Green and water feature
The main characteristic of the design approach, as has been announced, is the creation of an aesthetically modest building, in complete harmony with the sea and the special characteristics of the Mediterranean landscape.
The important presence of the green and the water element will stand out, thus enhancing the bioclimatic character of the building.
All residences will be airy and offer unobstructed panoramic views. Each of its apartments, as revealed during the presentation of the skyscraper, has the most modern quality features, in terms of space, amenities and comforts, excellent construction materials, friendly to the environment, as well as all the specifications of a smart building.
When its construction is completed, in five years’ time, it will be one of the greenest skyscrapers in the world and a model of sustainable design, incorporating the best environmental practices and the most modern international safety protocols.
Project consultants – joint venture Bouygues Batiment International and Intrakat
More than 80 skyscrapers worldwide, in cities in the USA, the United Kingdom, Hong Kong and other cities of the world, have been built by Bouygues Batiment International, a member of the consortium Bouygues Batiment International and Intrakat, which after a relevant tender by Lamda Development has undertaken the role of consultant providing pre-construction services in the form of Early Contractor Involvement (ECI) for the construction of the Riviera Tower Residential Tower.
The consulting services provided concern the design, planning, supply chain and construction management of the construction project.
In particular, among the projects undertaken and completed by Bouygues Batiment International, a subsidiary of the Bouygues Group, listed on the Paris Stock Exchange with activity on all five continents in the last 50 years, is the “Pixel Tower” in Thailand, a project of 314 meters that houses a luxury hotel and high standard apartments with a distinct architecture.
Also, the Clement Canopy, the tallest pre-fab building ever built, at 140 meters high, housing 505 high-end apartments that were built entirely off-site and “assembled” on site.
The joint venture Bouygues Batiment International and Intrakat, as has been announced, is collaborating with Lamda Development in the study of the design of the Riviera Tower, ensuring its structural integrity and safety, utilizing modern design technology using BIM (Building Information Modeling) systems, while at the same time leverages the local and global supply chain to source the highest quality products and systems for Pyrgos and end buyers. It also plans the construction of the projects, ensuring the highest quality and construction standards in the country, while applying strict standards for the health and safety of the workforce that will build it.
The architectural design was done by the international architectural office of “Foster+Partners” in collaboration with “Alexandrou N. Tombazi Study Office”. Accordingly, the static and E/M studies have been prepared by Buro Happold based in London, with the assistance of local partners, “DETA CONSULTING ENGINEERS” for the statics and “TEKEM SA.” for electromechanical. The design of the surrounding area has been prepared by the company “DOXIADIS PLUS”.
Athanasiou Street – The central axis is greenery and respect for the quality of life
As stated by the managing director of Lamda Development, Odysseas Athanasiou, the Riviera Tower aspires to be “a unique building for Greek and global standards, an architectural landmark, which will give the mark of the overall regeneration, having green as its central axis, respect for the environment, quality of life”.