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ERGON HOUSE

  • Prize
    Honorable Mention in City Destination
  • Company/Firm
    Urban Soul Project
  • Lead Designer
    URBAN SOUL PROJECT
  • Location
    ATHENS, GREECE
  • Project Date
    12/2018
  • Construction Company
    URBAN SOUL PROJECT
  • Architect
    URBAN SOUL PROJECT
  • Interior Designer
    URBAN SOUL PROJECT
  • Developer
    ERGON FOODS

Ergon House sits on Mitropoleos street, in the heart of Athens, on the ground floor of a 4-storey building, that has a listed two storey façade and four storeys of newbuilt addition in the 90’s. In total, the Ergon house is a one-stop shop where gastronomy and hospitality meet. This hotel’s biggest challenge was to combine traditional Greek architecture along with needs of the modern gastronomy-oriented traveller. The rooms have an interior facade looking at the atrium [where Restaurant and deli store facilities are taking place] and a back looking at the Acropolis. The interior design spins around traditional Greek architecture; the beds echo the old bunk bed style, while the decorative cinder blocks refer to the entrances and lobbies of downtown Athens multi-storey buildings of the 60’s. The contrast of colour in each space is achieved by using off-white paint on the walls and timber elements made of walnut, a tree found all around the country, while natural brass details add a sense of old-fashioned luxury in the rooms. Terrazzo, a durable material used since 1930, is now making a comeback in Greek architecture and can be found both on horizontal and vertical surfaces.