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  • METESYSM SA
  • Leontos Sofou 20, Thermi
  • 570 01, Thessaloniki, Greece
  • T +30 2310 402 300
  • F +30 2310 402 322

Olympos – Naoussa Building

Olympos – Naoussa Building

Project Details

In one of the most recognizable spots of Thessaloniki, on its coastal front on Leoforos Nikis Avenue, the project highlights and utilizes the facade of a listed building, the historic restaurant Olympus – Naoussa, built in 1926 and designed by architect Jacques Mosse.
The project anticipates the preservation, restoration and integration of the listed facade of the historic building in a modern, multi-storey, luxurious “boutique” hotel.
The design carried out by METE SYSM appertained to the retaining structure of the listed facade during the construction of the new building, the 8-storey with two basements new building and the integration of the listed facade into it.
The retaining of the facade, respecting the architectural peculiarities of the existing construction, while satisfying the construction requirements of the work site, was carried out with six properly arranged steel frames with bi-directional diagonal bracings of adequate resistance and stiffness for resisting the horizontal wind and earthquake actions. On either side of the listed masonry, UPN cross-section beams are arranged, tightening it like a splint, which are connected to the steel frames through cantilever beams, transferring to them the horizontal wind and earthquake loads. Both the temporary retaining structure and the listed facade are supported by properly arranged micropiles.
The new permanent structure is entirely made of reinforced concrete. To maximize the safety of adjacent buildings against displacements during excavation and to save construction time, the method of simultaneous Up and Down Construction has been chosen. Special consideration was taken into the integration of the listed facade in the new construction, which is ensured by the proper arrangement of special anchors and nails. The foundation of the new construction consists of a reinforced concrete diaphragm at the perimeter and of diaphragmatic elements (barrettes) of rectangular cross section on the inside.

Facts & Figures

Location

5 Nikis Avenue

Client

OΛ. NA. AΞΤΕ

Study

Structural Detailed Study

Typologies

Hospitality • Recreation,Renovation,Special Civil Engineering

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view on the face of connection between steel structure and listed facade

facade retaining structure detail

front view of retaining structure

3-dimensional visualization of retaining structure

structural system perspective

connection details between old and new structure

Key people behind this project

Nicolaos Chalatis

Civil Engineer

Sotirios Mellis

Civil Engineer

Nicolaos Nanousis

Civil Engineer

Konstantinos Psarras

Civil Engineer

Efthimia Grantzidou

Technician

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