Architectural design of Aghios Loukas Church in Kifissia, Adames, Kato Kifisia, Greece
Architectural Design & Church Building Permit
In 2013, we undertook an architectural project that posed a new challenge, since it’s been the first of its kind for our architectural firm. This project involved the architectural design and issuance of a building permit for the construction of a new Aghios Loukas church in Adames, Kifissia.
The challenge for this new project started well before we even began the initial architectural designs. It was essential to conduct a thorough study, considering the history of church construction in the area, as well as identifying and evaluating the specific parish’s needs. This approach aimed to achieve both aesthetic uniformity of the new church and comprehensive functionality to cater to the entire congregation.
After conducting a thorough study and creating architectural plans for the site of the new church, we selected an architectural style that was both representative and functional. The tripartite basilica style was the perfect choice, as it met all the necessary requirements and provided an optimal design to cover all needs, while maximizing the use of available space.
The architectural design of the church comprises of three levels: the nave on the ground floor, the women’s quarters on the first floor, and the basement. The bell tower design stands out on the north side of the front western facade. Furthermore, we employed traditional arches symmetrically to shape the space’s proportions and the structural integrity of the church.
The final phase of the project involved the drafting and submission of the entire file for the building permit approval, after the completion and approval of the new Aghios Loukas church architectural design. Once the permit was issued, the construction company was entrusted with the execution of the works based on the approved architectural design.