The Ellinikon Riviera Tower Project

The first presentation of The Ellinikon Riviera Tower was published recently, including the blueprints and the renders of the building. Located in the Agios Kosmas marina area and one of Ellinikon’s first architectural landmarks, Marina Tower will be the tallest building in Greece and the tallest green beachfront high-rise building in the Mediterranean. With dominant green and water features, natural light and unobstructed sea views, the building brings an innovative design approach to the region.

The 200-metre-tall building has been designed by Foster + Partners for Lamda Development as the centrepiece of a 620-hectare masterplan and will host 200 apartments on 45 floors. On completion – within the next five years – it will be one of the six tall buildings to be developed at the Ellinikon.

Foster + Partners intention is to create a contemporary landmark in the coastline of Athens Metropolitan area. The Riviera Tower will be placed in the Ellinikon (former airport of Athens) and will become one of the outstanding volumes that will consist in the masterplan and the redesign of the area.

The key characteristic of the design approach is the creation of a building with a slim silhouette, that harmonically blends with the natural environment and the special character of the Mediterranean landscape. The green and water elements enhancing the building’s bioclimatic nature.
Situated at the heart of the masterplan site, Marina Tower embodies its core principles to create a sustainable example for contemporary living. The design draws inspiration from the ecological and cultural elements of the Mediterranean landscape and from Athens’ vernacular architecture to create an innovative design approach.

The Ellinikon Riviera Tower is one of the greenest high-rise buildings in the world and is a model of sustainable design, incorporating best environmental practices and cutting-edge international safety protocols. All apartments will have pioneering services and amenities, excellent construction materials that are environmentally friendly and specifications of a smart building.

It is not only “a green building”, but mainly a green and sustainable in the sense of achieving reduced energy consumption, proper water management, minimum carbon footprint while enhancing its microclimate.

The tower’s massing has been designed from the inside out to celebrate its unique location, immersed in nature. All apartments have dual aspect and enjoy unobstructed panoramic views of the coastline and incorporate naturally ventilated interiors.

doxiadis+ Team

Thomas Doxiadis
Terpsi Kremali
Dionisia Liveri
Alexia Karakassis
Iosif Leontis
Dimitris Christidis
Ioanna Potiriadi
Daphne Papakostidou

Project Team

Lead Designer

Structural & MEP
Buro Happold

Landscape Architect
doxiadis+ Architects and Landscape Architects

Pool Consultant
Barr + Wray Ltd

Cost Consultant
Faithful and Gould

Local Architect
A. N. Tombazis & Associates Architects

Local Structural Engineer
Deta Consulting Engineers

Local MEP

Traffic Consultant
Denco Transport Engineers Ltd

Local Cost consultant

Mace Jacobs


Lamda Development

Foster + Partners