TAKA+PARTNERS

ARCHITECTURAL
and DESIGN PRACTICE

A PIECE OF CHEESE

2022

Client: Arvanitis S..A.

Location: Agora Modiano, Thessaloniki, GreeceStatus: Completed
Lead architect: Aspasia Taka
Design team: Maria Avramidou, Stelina Rizou, Marcella Juliana Anthrakopoulou , Vassia Papadaki

TAKA+PARTNERS team undertook the design of the first retail store of the Arvanitis Dairy, in the Historic Modiano Market, which was transformed into a new generation Food Market concept, through its recent refurbishment. The Arvanitis Dairy with its production process based in Neochorouda, Thessaloniki is one of the most competitive companies in the sector, with a long family tradition, a commendable and award-winning career in Greece and abroad. The unique architecture of the historical building of the Agora, the limited size of the store and the special location of it in the Agora, were a challenge for the design team. The central idea of the design was both the desire of the clients to clearly reflect the history and evolution of the family business, which counts three generations of producers, and the respect for the morphology of the historic building of Modiano Market.