The project involves a building that houses two major retail chains in the town of Livadia. The main retail and storage are located on the ground floor, covering 2500m², and the first floor accommodates further storage and mechanicals in 135m².
The design objective is to highlight the contemporary character of the stores. Transparency is preferred for both main facades, to allow visual communication between inside and out and to bring abundant natural light to the interior. The curbed edge of the building marks the entrance and facilitates the flow of visitors. The loadbearing structure is mixed, combining reinforced concrete and metal components.
The design relied on BIM methodology, which is a source of information regarding the building that generates a reliable database for optimized decision-making from the first design stages to completion; BIM supports cost management, bill of quantities, feasibility assessment and functional management. Information is harmoniously reflected in the virtual and physical result.