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KATRANTZOSPOR Dept Stores – Athens
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The Athens architecture city tour of its center was coming bit by bit to an end. The group of foreign Architecture students was following the ascetic young thin man who explained in detail every building they came across. Cutting through one of Athens’ main arteries, Stadiou Street, at the Haftia area, they stood by an angular fenced site. Its great commercial location raised the...

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KATRANTZOSPOR Dept Stores – Heraclion Crete
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The department store at Crete’s Iraklion was on an old hotel’s site at Vassileos Konstantinou Avenue. Following the necessary restructuring the store took over five floors (including ground floor) with the manager’s flat on penthouse. Architect Michael Photiadis introduced a large public staircase turning the existing one into a service one. A new goods elevator was placed next to a small one of public...

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KATRANTZOSPOR Dept Stores – Thessaloniki
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The Thessaloniki store occupied a whole existing building on Tsimiski Street when the Katrantzos family decided to refurbish it in 1969. The department store was over 3000 sqm consisting of a ground floor, three floors above and basement. Architect Michael Photiadis essentially studied the elevation with a complete cover of the existing facade with an aluminum structure. Anodized aluminum of natural silver color was...

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