Client: PICAR A.E.E. – ΠΕΙΡΑΙΩΣ REAL ESTATE Engineers: PENELIS CONSULTING ENGINEERS S.A. Architects: Stelios Agiostratitis E&M: P. – I. Zanis & Associates E.P.E.
The Army Pension Fund building is located in central Athens and covers the area between Panepistimiou, Stadiou, Voukourestiou and Ameriki streets. It consists of eight individual six storey R/C buildings, constructed during the 1930’s, with a coverage of 10,000 m² resulting in a total building area of around 80,000 m². The building houses Balkans largest Department Store- attica. It also includes a two theatre building one above the other (Pallas – Aliki) which was recently upgraded.
Penelis Consulting Engineers SA were assigned the total structural and seismic upgrading of the building, with several constraints such as the increase of the live loads at all storey levels and the conformity of the upgraded structures with the current Greek seismic code. All upgrading was to be achieved with the constraint that the building has been recorded by the Ministry of Culture and its faces have been declared as preserved.