Bouygues Bâtiment International, a subsidiary of Bouygues Construction, has been chosen with its Greek partner Intrakat to build The Riviera Tower, a 200 m high residential tower located in Athens, on the seafront. Designed by architects Foster+Partners , The Riviera Tower is part of the largest urban regeneration program in Europe called “The Ellenikon” and developed by Lamda Development. This program aims to transform the former site of Athens International Airport as well as several adjacent lands used during the 2004 Olympic Games into one of the showcases of Greece in the 21st century, combining respect for the environment and economic attractiveness.
Lamda Development has entrusted Bouygues Bâtiment International and its partner Intrakat with the ambitious project of The Riviera Tower, the tallest tower in Greece, for a total amount of €334 million (Bouygues Bâtiment International’s share of €200 million). The elegant 50-storey building will consist of 169 penthouse apartments. Particular emphasis has also been placed on the place of nature within the building itself and in its surroundings, in order to reconcile aesthetics, well-being and respect for biodiversity.
There is no shortage of challenges for the Bouygues Bâtiment International teams: in addition to the structural challenges traditionally linked to great heights, they will have to meet the aesthetic requirements of a tower destined to become an icon while guaranteeing the highest low-carbon standards. students. As such, new formulations of cements and concretes have already been developed with Greek suppliers for a year. The project is aiming for LEED Gold certification.
The site will employ 1,000 people at peak times and will create 500 direct local jobs. Delivery of the project is scheduled for early 2026.
Following the successes of the Mahanakhon (Thailand – 314 m), CapitaSpring (Singapore – 280 m) and Brickell City Center (Florida – 171 m) towers, Bouygues Bâtiment International has confirmed its ability to build complex high-rise structures under all latitudes.