Divercity Architects breathe new life into a modernist Athens landmark
One of Athens’ key modernist landmarks, the ‘Doxiadis Building’ (as it is known to locals) was created in the late 1950s by architect Constantinos Doxiadis and used as his headquarters. Sitting at the foot of Lycabettus, the building saw the architect’s office and design school flourish, but it slowly fell into disrepair after his death in 1975.
Enter Christos Joannou and Miltos Kambouridis, of local developer Cyclamino, who bought the building in 2007 with the aim to breathe new life into its iconic shell. The team commissioned London and Athens-based practice Divercity Architects to lead the redesign, transforming the building into OneAthens, the city’s first fully serviced residential development.
The refreshed complex includes 26 units and features a roof garden with views of the Acropolis and Lycabettus, a wellness centre with a fully equipped gym, a children’s playroom, a club and film room, and a business suite.