Architectural design for a small new cafe-bar and its surrounding terraces on the south slope of Lycabettus hill. A collaboration with the Technical Department of Athens Municipality

Design concept: Maria Kaltsa. Definitive design: Technical Department of Athens Municipality/Direction of Building Infrastructures. Consultants: E. Koutsopoulou-architect, Al. Karagiorgos-civil engineer, Th. Kalogeropoulos-mechanical engineer, GRAMMIKI-surveyors, E. Gialias-tender documents

The “Green Tent”, a cafe that for long attracted Athenians on the hill's finest “vista balcony” -directly above St. George Lycabettus Hotel- was demolished as an informal structure made of handy materials. Following a Ministerial Decision in 2008, the popular cafe was to be reconstructed within an allocated site, respecting specific restrictions with regards to its size, materials, and formal quality. The new structure is to be erected on the secondary terrace -west of the location that it previously occupied- thus allowing for the vista balcony to be freely used as a public space. The cafe and its surrounding terrain was designed to be entirely accessible to handicapped visitors.