Alexios Vandoros is a current partner of the Greek-based architectural firm VaCo Group | Vandoros + Partners. As a student and freelance architect, he has participated in two ambitious studies involving high-rise structures: the Thessaloniki Business Center (TBC) and the 2006 Evolo competition, which called for the design of five 450m towers in the Helliniko area of Athens. Neither project transcended their competition phase, due in large measure to current Greek building regulations that prohibit new construction above 27m.
From 2008 till 2012 he served as the Chief Editor of Greekarchitects.gr, the biggest architectural e-magazine in Greece. He holds there the biggest and longest online column regarding high rises.
Alexios is currently pursuing a Ph. D. degree from the Faculty of Architecture at the Aristotle University of Thessaloniki. His primary focus of study involves the national building regulations that have precluded the realization of skyscrapers in Greece for more than 25 years, which he will explore in depth through his doctoral thesis, “The Prohibition of building High Rise in Greece: Argumentation or an ‘Urban Legend’?”
In Alexios’ own words, “It is an honor and a great responsibility being a country leader for the CTBUH organization in a country in which high rise construction is prohibited. My main goal for the next few years is to spread the aims of the CTBUH and prove to the public opinion of Greece that building high is a (the) solution for every (mega)city of the 21st century and not a disadvantage.”
24 Jun 2010, Event – The Piraeus Tower architectural competition focused on the re-design of an…
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