ABOUT

zoi-kotsampasi

photo by: Guram Chachanidze

Zoi Kotsampasi was born and works in Athens. She studied Architecture at the National Technical University of Athens (N.T.U.A.) and received her Diploma of Architecture Degree in 1986. In 2012, she received MSc from the Hellenic Open University (H.O.U), in Greece, School of Sience and Technology, in Environmental Cities and Building Design, under honorary scholarship, 

She has participated in Greek and international conferences in relation to the bioclimatic design of buildings and open spaces, the implementation of passive systems and sustainable energy - behavior of the human environment. She has been awarded in Greek national architectural competitions.

In 1990 she founded ARCHITECTURAL LAB - ZOI KOTSAMPASI + PARTNERS. She undertakes the implementation of building plans, designing with a persistence to perfection, and taking into account the spherical perception of space. Her architectural works are subject to the principles of bioclimatic design. Her main concern in creating is the dialogue of the buildings with technology, the social resultants, history, the geographical terrain and the climatic elements of each place.

Her Architectural Lab consists of stable partners in all specialties related to both the creation of small projects, as well as large investments. Engineers of all disciplines, environmentalists, economists, business and technical consultants, in addition to building contractors, all comprise her team. Her active participation in all stages of design, her supervision during the creation and her persistence to perfection, combined with the stable relationships with her clients has resulted in the creation of successful projects.

  • Projects


    PERIODIC COMMERCIAL EXHIBITION SPACE AT THE PEACE AND FRIENDSHIP STADIUM


    Details

    architect, site management, interior design
    client: puma-alma spor, ellesse k. kounelis sa, assics tiger ntantis sa anagnostopoulos, isidoridi bros., bros vissa, drakatos atalanti sa, pony antoniadis, new balance, mordillo
    collaboration: m. sazakis & p. klonaridis & associates ltd.
    location peace & friendship stadium n. faliro, athens
    total area: 4.000,00m2 completed: 1987


    The hotel is built in an old olive grove that is adjacent the shoreline. Largely this consists of three buildings. The main building hosts the communal areas of the complex (the reception, restaurant, recreational area, spa, congress hall 400 seats, etc.), together with 102 bedrooms and suites. The second building features 46 rooms and the third features 26 furnished family apartments.


  • Projects


    HOLIDAY HOUSE BY THE SEASIDE


    Details

    Architect, site management, interior design, landscape architecture
    client: private
    location: zakynthos island, greece
    completed: 1999
    total site area: 4.560.00m2, total building area: 355,00m2


    The house was created in an area in contact with the sea. Developed in three levels. It is designed for a family with 6 children. The building program provided independent rooms for the children, two guest rooms, public areas and a pool.


  • Projects


    ENTERTAINMENT SHOP


    Details

    architect – site management – interior design
    collaborated architect: dimitris antonioy
    client: panagiotis kapsaskis s.a.
    location: zakynthos island, greece
    completed: 1995
    total building area: 1.200,00m2


    The establishment was created in the place of an old hotel, for which a large part of it was demolished. The remaining part was restored and developed with the aim to house the semi-open spaces of the store. In contact with the existing part, a new building was established that houses the main area, which was transformed and operates as a CLUB.


  • Projects


    NEW HOTEL COMPLEX 5-STAR *****


    Details

    architect, site management, interior design, landscape architecture & study bioclimatic design
    client: anemos s.a.
    location: zakynthos island, greece
    total site area: 18.584,00m2, total building area: 6.375,00m2
    under construction


    This is a seasonally operated hotel located on a slope with a steep tangential towards the sea. It is organized in 4 buildings. The first building consists of the hotel’s public functions (reception, restaurant, lounge), while the other three buildings are comprised of apartments. At the lowest point of the land site, the pool and the pool bar are being constructed. The Hotel capacity is 100 bedrooms. The design follows the texture of the terrain and the views, while the volume of the buildings follow the microscale of the landscape of the island, taking into account local climatic data.


  • Projects


    GROUP OF TWO HOUSES PROJECT


    Details

    architect, site management, interior design, landscape architecture
    client: private
    location: voula, attica, greece
    total site area: 453,00m2, total building area: 365,00m2
    under construction


    The central idea of the design was the creation of two houses and their surrounding spaces, as a “living” system, bioclimatic and adaptable to weather changes. Their sustainable building shells are foreseen to protect the interior spaces and to provide a comfortable habitation with almost zero energy consumption


  • Projects


    NEW HOTEL COMPLEX 5-STAR ***** WITH SPA AND CONGRESS ROOM


    Details

    architect – site management – interior design – landscape architecture
    collaborating team: t. christopoulou, v. theocharis, s. tsogias, v. papadakou
    client: kapa s.a.
    location: zakynthos island, greece
    total site area: 41.197,00m2, total building area: 12.330,00m2
    completed: 2011
    photographs: a. bardis, n. kotsampassi


    This is a seasonally operated hotel located on a slope with a steep tangential towards the sea. It is organized in 4 buildings. The first building consists of the hotel’s public functions (reception, restaurant, lounge), while the other three buildings are comprised of apartments. At the lowest point of the land site, the pool and the pool bar are being constructed. The Hotel capacity is 100 bedrooms. The design follows the texture of the terrain and the views, while the volume of the buildings follow the microscale of the landscape of the island, taking into account local climatic data.


SERVICES

AWARDS & PAPERS

1st Prize in the National Architectural competition: «Passive Solar Residence»

3rd Prize in the National Architectural competition: «Monument of National reconciliation»

Environmental  Protection, Promotion and Exploitation of Sensitive Environmental Areas.