12 October 2023

LAMDA Development Launches Little Athens, the Newest Neighborhood at The Ellinikon

 LAMDA Development is pleased to announce Little Athens, the latest residential neighborhood of The Ellinikon, Europe’s largest urban regeneration project and a smart city being built from the ground up in Athens. Amid significant sales velocity across The Ellinikon’s residential offerings, Little Athens will bring approximately 1,115 new residences to the sales market in its first phase. 

Created within the sustainable and smart urban ecosystem of The Ellinikon, Little Athens represents a brand-new residential approach for Athens, embodied in the neighborhood’s first 50-meter-tall residential building, Park Rise, designed by acclaimed architecture firm Bjarke Ingels Group (BIG). Located near the northwestern coastline of The Ellinikon, Little Athens is a new and vibrant neighborhood that brings modern living, while embracing local materials and the open spirit of Athenian living through designs by Greek and international architecture firms.

 It will provide all the benefits of The Ellinikon, including the park, a short walk to the beach, a growing 24/7 community, and comfortable smart residences. Set in mixed-use buildings supporting retail, office, hospitality, wellness, sports, and dining, the residences at Little Athens connect via shaded pathways and offer direct access to everything The Ellinikon has to offer within 15-minutes. Residences will range from 60-70-sq.m. one-bedroom to five-bedroom apartments spanning more than 300 sq.m. Most buildings, each uniquely designed by prominent Greek firms with deep knowledge of local landscapes, history, and materials, will predominantly reach up to 20 m, while there will be a small selection of unique 50 m-high buildings overlooking the park and the sea. 

The spaces will appeal to a diversified and inclusive range of local and international buyers, whether they are seeking a primary home, a holiday getaway, or an investment. Further information on the designers and the subsequent phases of Little Athens will be announced soon.  


 Bjarke Ingels Group’s Park Rise The Park Rise will stand as the centerpiece of Little Athens. Designed by the internationally renowned architectural studio BIG, the development will be home to 88 one- to five-bedroom luxury residences, across five building cores: two will rise to five floors, two will rise to eight floors, and one will rise to 12 floors. The project’s curved concave façade creatively reimages the classic Greek column while adding a soft geometry to the aesthetic. This geometric precision features flute patterns on vertical areas and smooth finishes on soffits and flooring to present an elegant interplay of textures, while the exterior facade boasts off-white glass-reinforced concrete with exposed aggregates that harken to the natural landscape. Nestled amidst Greece's breathtaking scenery, Park Rise offers sweeping views of Aegean Sea on one side and the mountains of Attica on the other. Enveloped by the lush beauty of The Ellinikon Park, the design seamlessly pays tribute to the coastal charm of Athens. The homes create a sense of serenity through balanced spatial relationships, sustainable modern minimalism, and panoramic sea, park, and mountain views. Penthouse residents can also enjoy their own private pools. Every unit features premium finishes that recall the local culture and climate. Oakwood floors, neutral wall tones, and the extensive use of glass emphasize this sense of comfort and peace. The kitchens continue this natural aesthetic through sintered stone, full-vein porcelain surfaces, and timber parquet floors. The wood aesthetic extends to the master bedroom as well, including the floors and the wood-panel headboard. Bathrooms are stylish and functional, featuring large-scale ceramic tiles or natural stone and brushed bronze or brushed black chrome fixtures. Residents-only amenities include state-of-the-art fitness facilities, including a 20-m. indoor swimming pool surrounded by elegant stone lit by indirect natural light. On the ground floor, residents have access to private gardens for reflection and relaxation. The Ellinikon Master Plan The Ellinikon is one of the largest, most ambitious urban regeneration projects in the world. A 6.2 millionsq.m, sustainable, master-planned smart city on the grounds of Athens’ old international airport, the project sets a new global standard for resilient urban design, smart living, and ESG-aligned investment growth opportunities, nearly doubling the amount of green space in the Athens Metropolitan Area and bringing significant economic development. A true 15-minute city built from the ground up, The Ellinikon will deliver residential, commercial, leisure, retail, dining, entertainment, education, and athletics offerings making this Europe’s most innovative and exciting destination for locals and international visitors alike. 

This project brings several firsts to Greece, including:

 • The Ellinikon Park, the largest coastal park in Europe, consisting of 2 million sq.m of green space with over 1 million new trees and plants, all native to the local area. 

 • The Riviera Tower, Greece’s first residential skyscraper and tallest building, which will offer breathtaking views of the park and sea, combining green sustainability with outstanding style as it is pre-certified with LEED v4 BD +C at a Gold Level. 

 • The Riviera Galleria, a premium destination in Athens with international couture houses, flagship designer stores and must-have emerging brands as well as fine dining, set against the majestic waterfront view of the Athenian Riviera. LEED Precertification at a GOLD level has been successfully completed for the Riviera Galleria   

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