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Workers’ Housing Complex

Workers’ Housing Complex is mainly of modern architecture with an emphasis on functionality.

  1. Modern and Contemporary era (1821 - )

    1955 Construction of the first buildings began.

    1957 Completion of the first buildings.

    1965 Completion of the last buildings.

  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

Nea Philadelphia’s labour houses consist of two- and three-storey buildings, which initially contained 210 apartments. On the rectangular plots, the buildings have a geometric purity, and on the irregular plots, they are adapted accordingly, creating internal courtyards. Uncoated concrete, white and earthy colours, such as brown, brick red and ocher are predominant. Among the particular characteristics of the settlement are the systematic division of the volumes of the buildings and the protrusions on the roofed balconies, which are a reference to tradition.

What I can't see

The settlement belongs to the first examples of post-war Greece when urban planning was trying to adapt to the modern trend of the time. Many interventions by the residents significantly degraded the aesthetics and functionality of the houses, and the open spaces were not constructed as the architect Aris Konstantinidis envisioned.


Field observation by scientific editors


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

Last visit 29/12/2022