The Training Centre of Agricaltural Bank of Greece is a building complex in simple form and with earthy colours.
Modern and Contemporary era (1821 - )
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
At the time it was built, the Training Centre of the Agrotiki Bank was considered to be an unconventional and innovative example of Greek postmodern architecture. It is distinguished for its small volumes, its tower-like ends, and for the lining of surfaces with solid bricks in tile and ocher colours combined with white metal elements. The architect did not want to design a building that looked like a school, but instead to play with the contrast of volumes and linear elements. The small size of the plot, which also includes an interwar hotel converted into a hostel, meant that full advantage needed to be taken of the limited space. Due to the height restrictions in the area, the complex has two or three floors, but part of it is sunk into the ground. The roofs are used as free space, the classrooms are located along the corridors and illuminated from the ceiling, while the lower levels are illuminated by low patios.
What I can't see
It was built as an educational space for bank employees and representatives of agricultural cooperatives from the province. The capacity of the space is for 300 people, and the architectural design is by Alexandros Tombazis.
- Address: 154 Eleftheriou Venizelou St.
Technical Chamber of Greece, (2000), Athens, London, Paris, TCG,
Last visit 23/1/2021