Building Restoration


Restoration and reuse of designated listed buildings requires specialized knowledge and experience as it is called upon to resolve complex issues. The buildings that have been designated as protected (public or private) are part of our cultural heritage with special architectural and historical value. The aim of the restoration study is to preserve both the original elements of the building, to the permitted degree, and the ways of its construction. The new use, to meet the modern functional and technical requirements, must be included in it without altering its architectural character. The aim is through the dialogue of the new and the old to highlight the building with its new use and to treat it as a single architectural whole. The rehabilitation study consists of the following two distinct stages. In the first stage, the Analysis :
 
  • Project specifications are defined and the object is identified (new use, building program).
  • Legislation is checked (building designation, special building conditions)
  • The building is documented through archival research (architectural, photographic archives) and oral testimonies.
  • The current situation is captured using topographic instruments and traditional measurement techniques.
  • Detailed photography is done to document the current situation.
  • The pathology is recorded by locating the structural, building and aesthetic problems.

In the second stage, the Proposal :
 
  • The study is completed in all its successive stages (preliminary study, final study and implementation study).
  • The necessary approvals on a case-by-case basis are secured (Ministry of Culture, Ministry of Culture, Urban Planning).
  • The detailed budget is prepared and in case of a public project the tender documents.
  • In private projects, high supervision is provided for the correct implementation of the study.
     
Our office has specialized staff and experience. He has successfully dealt with a variety of issues of restoration of listed buildings with various uses. Finally, he constantly collaborates with all the necessary specialties of engineers and consultants (surveyor, static, electrician-mechanical engineer and maintainer) who have similar experience and knowledge in this particular subject.

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Relevant Projects


  • Restoration of the Aslan Pasha Mosque

    Restoration of the Aslan Pasha Mosque

    Client : Municipality of Ioannina
    Location : Northeastern citadel of the castle of Ioannina
    Design : 2021
    Design team : Manolis Votsis, Antonis Krasas, Nikoleta Houma, Olga Palaiologou, Anna Petraki, Nasos Koumantos
    Collaboration with the office : Kostas Ragousis
  • Restoration of the Kapodistrias Palace in Corfu

    Restoration of the Kapodistrias Palace in Corfu

    Client : Ionian University
    Location : Corfu
    Design : 2019
    Design team : Manolis Votsis, Antonis Krasas, Nadia Siokou, Anna Petraki
    Collaboration with the office : D.Vasilopoulos & Associates Ltd.
  • Restoration of the facades of the building of the Prefecture of Fthiotida

    Restoration of the facades of the building of the Prefecture of Fthiotida

    Client : Prefecture of Fthiotida
    Location : Lamia
    Design : 2009
    Design team : Manolis Votsis, Philippos Gerontakis, Dimitra Bouga, Antonis Krasas, Sofia Garbouni, Niki Georgoulia
  • Restoration of the 3rd primary school

    Restoration of the 3rd primary school

    Client : Prefecture of Chalkida
    Location : Chalcida
    Design : 2009
    Design team : Manolis Votsis, Philippos Gerontakis, Dimitra Bouga, Antonis Krasas, Sofia Garbouni, Niki Georgoulia
    Collaboration with the office : D.Vasilopoulos & Associates Ltd.
  • Restoration of the facades of the mansion of Hadjichristos

    Restoration of the facades of the mansion of Hadjichristos

    Client : Association of Merchants of Fthiotida
    Location : Lamia
    Design : 2009
    Design team : Manolis Votsis, Philippos Gerontakis, Dimitra Bouga, Antonis Krasas, Sofia Garbouni, Niki Georgoulia
  • Restoration of the preserved building of the Episcopal Palace of Fthiotida

    Restoration of the preserved building of the Episcopal Palace of Fthiotida

    Client : Holy Metropolis of Fthiotida
    Location : Lamia
    Design : 2006
    Design team : Manolis Votsis, Philippos Gerontakis, Dimitra Bouga, Antonis Krasas
    Collaboration with the office : Vasilis Karamalis
  • Restoration and reuse of the Roidis Tower and landscaping of the surrounding area

    Restoration and reuse of the Roidis Tower and landscaping of the surrounding area

    Client : Private
    Location : Kampos, Chios
    Design : 2006
    Design team : Manolis Votsis, Philippos Gerontakis, Dimitra Bouga, Antonis Krasas
  • Conversion into a multi-cultural space of the building of Metaxourgeio factory

    Conversion into a multi-cultural space of the building of Metaxourgeio factory

    Entry in a Competition with the Design-Construction system
    Client
    : Municipality of Athens  
    Location : Αthens
    Design : 2005
    Design team : Manolis Votsis, Philippos Gerontakis, Dimitra Bouga, Antonis Krasas
    Collaboration with the offices : G.F.R.Architects, D.Vasilopoulos-V.Karamalis & Associates Ltd
  • Repair of a traditional house

    Repair of a traditional house

    Client : Private
    Location : Krapsi Epirus
    Design : 2005
    Design team : Manolis Votsis, Philippos Gerontakis, Dimitra Bouga, Antonis Krasas
  • Fastening and enhancement of the prison building and three neighboring buildings

    Fastening and enhancement of the prison building and three neighboring buildings

    Client : Ministry of the Aegean
    Location : Giaros
    Design : 2003
    Design team : Manolis Votsis, Philippos Gerontakis, Antonis Krasas, Dimitra Bouga, Panita Karamanea
    Collaboration with the office : MEAS Ltd.
  • Reconstruction of the wooden pavilion of the Faliro Nautical Club

    Reconstruction of the wooden pavilion of the Faliro Nautical Club

    Client : Ephorate of Modern Monuments of Attica
    Location : Neo Faliro
    Design : 2003
    Design team : Manolis Votsis, Philippos Gerontakis, Antonis Krasas
  • Restoration of an old Hoffmann kiln

    Restoration of an old Hoffmann kiln

    Client : A.S.D.A.
    Location : Petroupoli
    Design : 2003
    Design team : Manolis Votsis, Philippos Gerontakis, Antonis Krasas
    Collaboration with the office : D.Vasilopoulos & Associates Ltd.
  • Restoration of the facades of the Naval Retirement Fund building

    Restoration of the facades of the Naval Retirement Fund building

    Client : N.A.T. - Bank of Greece
    Location : Piraeus
    Design : 2002
    Design team : Manolis Votsis, Philippos Gerontakis, Antonis Krasas, Jenny Bournazou, Natassa Fouskokolaki
    Collaboration with the office : D.Vasilopoulos-V.Karamalis & Associates Ltd.
  • North wing of the monastery Vatopedi

    North wing of the monastery Vatopedi

    Client : Holy Monastery of Vatopedi
    Location : Mount Athos
    Design : 2001
    Design team : Manolis Votsis, Philippos Gerontakis
    Collaboration with the office: Petros and Marina Koufopoulou
  • Restoration and expansion of a  sacred-community Palace

    Restoration and expansion of a sacred-community Palace

    Client : Holy Community of Mount Athos  
    Location : Mount Athos
    Design : 2000
    Design team : Manolis Votsis, Philippos Gerontakis
    Collaboration with the office : Stavros and Natassa Mamaloukou
  • Restoration and reuse of a fortified mansion

    Restoration and reuse of a fortified mansion

    Client : Private
    Location : Krapsi, Ioannina
    Design : 1999
    Design team : Philippos Gerontakis, Manolis Votsis, Antonis Krasas
  • Dining room of the Holy Monastery of Saint Meletios of Kithairon

    Dining room of the Holy Monastery of Saint Meletios of Kithairon

    Client : Holy Monastery of Saint Meletios
    Location : Kithaironas Attica
    Design : 1999
    Design team : Manolis Votsis, Filippos Gerontakis
    Collaboration with the office : Eva Florou-Varouta
  • Restoration of the Girl's School of Pterounta, Lesvos

    Restoration of the Girl's School of Pterounta, Lesvos

    Client : Community of Pterounta
    Location : Pterounta, Lesvos
    Design : 1996
    Design team : Manolis Votsis