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Building of Public Power Corporation

The Building of Public Power Corporation is of modern architecture with a triangular plan.

  1. Modern and Contemporary era (1821 - )

    1973 Construction began.

    1977 Completed.

    1999 Implementation of the architectural proposal of Alexandros Tombazis. Completed in 2002.

  2. Ottoman era (1453- 1821)

  3. Byzantine era (331 AC- 1453)

  4. Roman era (30 BC- 330 AC)

  5. Hellenistic era (322- 31 BC)

  6. Classical era (478-323 BC)

  7. Archaic era (800-479 BC)

  8. Geometric era (-1100- 800 BC)

  9. Prehistory (-1100 BC)

What I can see

The building of the PPC power distribution centre has a triangular plan, as the architect Kleon Krandonellis followed the building lines in order to maintain the triangular shape of the plot. The turning of the old railway line from Lavriou Square to Attiki is today’s Rizou Street, on which there are volume projections of the building (distribution boards), that create a sculpture. The dominant materials are concrete, aluminum and glass. The building has a “new-brutalist” style and manages to combine dissimilar functional requirements. Uncoated concrete on the facades suggests the interior levels of the building, giving a dynamic shape with morphoplastic interest. The corner of the building also stands out, in which there is a glass pane, allowing natural light. Both the original building of Krandonellis and the subsequent interventions of Tombazis are governed by the rules of bioclimatic design, thus enhancing natural lighting and ventilation while giving considerable flexibility in the shaping of spaces.

What I can't see

The original building of Krantonellis, and in particular his three functional units (halls, control centre, offices), significantly influenced the modern architectural proposal of Alexandros Tombazis. The design of the building in both phases aims at strengthening a more contemporary PPC profile. Also, at the corner with the glazing, a sculpture of Zongolopoulos was designed but never implemented.


  • Address: 3i Septemvriou St.


Vratsanos N., (2014), Η γοητεία του αυτονόητου: Το κτίριο της ΔΕΗ στην οδό 3ης Σεπτεμβρίου, [The charm of the self-evident: The PPC building on 3 September Street] in Kathimerini

Last visit 12/11/2018


Doumanis Ο.V., (2004), Κτίριο Γραφείων και Κέντρου Ελέγχου Δικτύου Διανομής Δ.Ε.Η. [Power Distribution Centre and Office Building of Public Power Corporation], in Architecture in Greece, v. 38, p.p. 44-49, NTUA


Zivas D.A., (2012), Αρχιτεκτονικός Οδηγός Αθηνών, [Architectural Guide of Athens], Cultural Foundation of Pireos Group


Technical Chamber of Greece, (2000), Athens, London, Paris, TCG,

Last visit 12/11/2018