The architectural design of the Prodea office, a 3500 sqm building, had three main goals: to intervene in a pre-war building with a listed façade while main-taining its significant decorative features, to convert it in order to meet the highest standards of modern office spaces and to meet the design specifications of LEED and WELL, two of the most prominent international design standards for buildings.
The LEED certification deals with buildings’ sustainability and their ability to meet the demands on natural lighting, reduced energy consumption and re-duced environmental footprint through the rational use of resources and mate-rials.
The WELL certification focuses on the well-being of building occupants, by achieving high levels of soundproofing, improved ergonomics, reduced odours, monitored air quality.
PRODEA HQ is a through building and comprises of a basement, ground floor, mezzanine, two typical floors, two setback floors, a terrace and a rooftop over-looking Acropolis. The interior of the building was modified to achieve an inte-grated rather than segmented operation, highlighting at the same time its dis-tinctive features, such as the marble staircase with the handrail, the old elevator with the wooden booth and the plaster decorations of the ceilings. The new opening creates an atrium that allows visual communication between floors.
An innovative organic model of cluster desks has been implemented in the open-plan area. The design approach is defined by a balance between contemporary and time-less features in the arrangement, layout, materials, innovative technology appli-cations, creating an environment both aesthetically exceptional and technologi-cally advanced.