The Mansion of the Army Pension Fund is an imposing building of the early 20th century with neoclassical and art deco elements.
Modern and Contemporary era (1821 - )
1928 Start of construction.
1938 Completion of construction.
Ottoman era (1453- 1821)
Byzantine era (331 AC- 1453)
Roman era (30 BC- 330 AC)
Hellenistic era (322- 31 BC)
Classical era (478-323 BC)
Archaic era (800-479 BC)
Geometric era (-1100- 800 BC)
Prehistory (-1100 BC)
What I can see
The multi-storey building is one of few buildings in the city centre that cover an entire block. It has many classicist elements, from interwar classicism (Panepistimiou Street) to the Hellenistic classicist tradition. It also has Art Deco elements (Stadiou Street) and an imposing form as a whole. The top floor was added at a later stage. The two top floors have been recessed to reduce the volume of the building and have minimal decoration. The two corners of the building on Stadiou Street are curved, unlike those on Panepistimiou Street. Although the building is still used for various purposes, the biggest part is currently occupied by a well-known shopping centre and the management of the building has been assumed for 50 years by a known banking establishment.
What I can't see
During Otto’s reign, the royal stables were built on this block. In the early 20th century, the Army Pension Fund was built here, based on a design by Vassilios Cassandras and Leonidas Bonis. The building was constructed in three phases. First came the section on Stadiou Street, then the middle section from Voukourestiou Street to Amerikis Street and, finally, the section on Panepistimiou Street. The building has roofed offices, shops, a cinema and a theatre. Today, it is still used for many of the original purposes.
- Address: 4 Stadiou St.
Last visit 6/6/2013
Yohalas T., Kafetzaki Τ., (2013), Αθήνα, Ιχνηλατώντας την πόλη με οδηγό την ιστορία και τη λογοτεχνία [Athens, Tracing the city guided by history and literature], ESTIA Bookstore
Technical Chamber of Greece, (2000), Μέγαρο Μετοχικού Ταμείου Στρατού, [Mansion of the Army Pension Fund]
Last visit 6/6/2013