Developers Dimand have converted an old industrial building in the Athens area of Piraeus into Greece’s first green car parking area.

The changes to the building are part of the reconstruction and repurposing of the old Papastratos tobacco facilities in a project drawing strong interest.

Dimand acquired the Papastratos ex tobacco industrial facilities in Piraeus, with a vision to redevelop them as the focal point of the Ag. Dionysios regeneration by the Piraeus Municipality, in line with the transformation of the Piraeus port. The properties consist of three city blocks with a total plot area of 17,841 sqm and a gross building area of 65,743 sqm. DIMAND plans a sustainable mixed-use project with office, hospitality, cultural and commercial uses as well as public areas. The project’s first phase, a logistics centre transformed into a green office building, is being executed in a joint venture with Grivalia Properties.

Greece’s first green car park

In particular, Piraeus Port Plaza 3 project, the parking structure known as Building C has received “green” certification from GBCI (Green Business Certification, Inc), the Parksmart Bronze Certification.

“Οur adherence to the philosophy of sustainability and creating bioclimatic buildings has developed a parking facility that improves the environmental footprint, reduces operational costs, increases energy efficiency, and provides better lighting and ventilation. Parksmart is a unique rating system in the world that is designed to promote sustainable design and operation of parking structures,” the company said in a statement.

In addition to Parksmart certification, Piraeus Port Plaza 3 project, and the change of use for buildings A & C has also received LEED certification and did so in the midst of a global pandemic receiving their highest honor, the prestigious LEED Platinum designation, it added.

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Stelios Bouras

A journalist for nearly two decades, Stelios has covered everything in the Greek capital, ranging from the politics and the economy to dancing architects and the souvlaki. Writing is his passion. After covering Greece for The Wall Street Journal and Reuters, he is now narrowing in on real estate and architecture. He believes that homes are more than a place to eat and sleep in and that light, design and space shape lives, along with the features of a building. Originally from Melbourne, he knows how to break down complex Greek issues into easy to understand stories for a foreign audience. He writes on real estate and the economy on his blog

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