Τhe 4-floor ruined building is located on Ydras 3 str. behind Apollon Theatre in the centre of Hermoupolis. Over the years it has suffered from weather conditions, earthquakes (the most recent was on October 30th 2020 between Samos and Smyrna) and other disasters. There have also been façade alterations and renovations. Today, the building both inside and outside is in a critical condition. The west wall has completely collapsed converting the west façade to a “live section” and revealing many construction details.
The architectural study of our team aims to preserve the basic typological elements (facades, stairs’ and entries’ positions) with emphasis to the functionality of interior for residence use. The project “Ydras 3” attempts the restoration of the ruined building with the aim of preserving its architectural character – in a wider context of protection of the historic center of Hermoupolis. The well-known delay of permits of the Ministry of Culture is no longer acceptable and they are undoubtedly responsible that this building, like many others in Hermoupolis, is dying day by day.