Grand Masoutis supermarket façade revamped by Leaf Architects Studio

Grand Masoutis supermarket façade

Grand Masoutis supermarket façade
Photo © Leaf Architects Studio

The store is housed in a 1960’s building which consists of two main volumes with a maximum footprint of 70m by 52m.

Grand Masoutis supermarket façade
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It is mainly a single storey building with a 3 storey volume located on the south west corner providing additional space for future use.

Grand Masoutis supermarket façade
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The brief was to redesign the main facade of the building whilst keeping the store open for customers.

Grand Masoutis supermarket façade
Photo © Leaf Architects Studio

It was therefore decided on an early stage that most of the construction and assembly of components would be completed off site in order to minimise disruption of the store’s operations.

Grand Masoutis supermarket façade
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The facade consists of a series of panels, “hanged” one next to the other at a certain angle.

Grand Masoutis supermarket façade
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As we move towards the south west corner of the building, the panels gradually shift their angle in relationship to the existing facade, becoming solar shades whilst maintaining visual connection with the exterior.

Grand Masoutis supermarket façade
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The redesigned facade provides a good, economical and functional shading device to improve heat gain in an existing facade.

Grand Masoutis supermarket façade
Photo © Leaf Architects Studio

Strong environmental benefits for sustainable use of material, serving as a carbon sink, local availability, ease of workmanship of materials and high energy efficiency in simple.

Grand Masoutis supermarket façade
Photo © Leaf Architects Studio

Rapid method of construction with increased quality control by maximising prefabrication in controlled factory conditions to give fast, simple non-disruptive erection techniques. Source by Leaf Architects Studio.

Grand Masoutis supermarket façade
Photo © Leaf Architects Studio
Grand Masoutis supermarket façade
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Grand Masoutis supermarket façade
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Grand Masoutis supermarket façade
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