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In Piraeus  which is one of the largest commercial ports of Europe and connects mainland Greece with the islands Klab were invited to design one of the largest pharmacies in Greece.  The site  sits next to the port was occupied by  an old warehouse  transformed to a nightclub. Klab designed a new shopping experience transforming completely the existing building  while reinforcing the existing stone walls with new  concrete structure  and  introducing a new facade to the city and to the port. The concept was to create a building with a direct reference to its context. Facade's reference of ship decks create a dialogue between the building and the ships at the port. A large triangular  perforated structure was created on top of the building  in order to make the pharmacy visible from the distant sides of the port of Piraeus.An exterior path was created that leads on the terrace where at the future a botanical garden will be developed.The relation between the new refurbished building and the port  is constant -formally , conceptually and physically. View more View full description
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