33- Vikelaia Library

33- Vikelaia Library

Project details

Vikelaia Library

“Ahtarica” is a historically preserved building located at Morozini square, in the center of Heraklion. The location guarantees great view, natural light and easy access. The building needs to be structurally reinforced and renovated in order to house the historic archives of Vikelaia library along with the other mixed uses like offices, shops and a lecture hall. Ancient findings in the basement of the building including parts of an Arab-Byzantine wall make restoration and further protection also a priority.


Type: Public, renovation
Program: Library, archives, lecture hall, offices, shops
Location: Herakleion, Crete
Year: 2007-2008
Status: Design development, completed
Size: 3600 m2
Collaboration: Epsilon Kataskevastiki – G. Zoi , E. Tsironis