The Pfizer Pharmaceutical Plant, completed in its original form in 1971, was the first multinational pharmaceutical plant built in Greece. For our firm it was the beginning of a long, and on-going, road of involvement with buildings related to the pharma industry.
As there were no other buildings all around the 70000m2 site bordering on the main south-north National Road, the Pfizer complex immediately became a focal point for travelers speeding past. Given this element of viewing at speed, it was important to design simple forms with simple colours without overmuch sophistication. Thus primary yellow – mainly for windows, doors and metal forms – is juxtaposed with the grey surfaces of the two main buildings. To this were added a few “touches” of blue.
The main building consists of two, different in form but adjoining, entities – a lower administration section and a double-volume manufacturing and warehouse section. The energy building stands alone but is “read” together with the administration/production building as they both front the National Road. A feed supplement unit, located at the back of the site, completes the original set up.
Landscaping, too, was kept simple, the emphasis being on broad statements. Trees and shrubs are in clusters rather than planted individually, thus making the concept more easily understood from passing cars.
Project completed 1971
Architects Sgoutas Architects
Structural Engineers P.C.Poulidis
MEP Consultants A.Tsitsis