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Ethniki Asfalistiki Building

Horizontal lines and window positioning give the Ethniki Asfalistiki building a geometric style.

  1. Modern and Contemporary era (1821 - )

    2001 Beginning.

    2005 Completion.

  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

This impressive complex was designed in such a way that it has a prominent presence on Syngrou Avenue, which strengthens the corporate identity of the company. The building “plays” with the light, which becomes part of the overall composition. The sharp corner of the administration building gives greater visibility to the Acropolis, and forms a strong perspective on the square which connects the two buildings. Horizontal lines and window positioning give the building a geometric style. At the entrance of the conference-educational centre, there is an impressive large linear staircase and there are small holes on the square that give visual access to the space underneath, allowing the natural light to flow.


What I can't see

The architectural design is by Marrio Botta, Irene Sakellaridou and Morfo Papanikolaou. The building has administrative areas, exhibition space, offices, a conference centre (500 seats), training areas, a library and parking. The interior from end to end square improves the microclimate, and the patio, combined with the glass and metal bridges, allows natural light to create a play with the shadows and thus make the building “come alive”.



  • Address: 103-105 Syggrou St.


Doumanis Ο.V. (ed.), (2007), Συγκρότημα Εθνικής Ασφαλιστικής στην Αθήνα, [Ethniki Insurance Company Building], v.41, p.p. 162-167, NTUA

Open House Athens, (2017), Κτίριο Εθνικής Ασφαλιστικής, [Ethniki Insurance Company Building] OHA