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Bouygues Bâtiment International and its Greek partner Intrakat have been chosen to build what will become the tallest tower in Greece, The Riviera Tower on the seafront in Athens. Designed by British architect Norman Foster, the tower will have an elegant, futuristic silhouette. The 300-million-euro project is scheduled for completion in early 2026. 

The 50-storey building will comprise 169 luxury apartments and will stand as a green beacon, reconciling aesthetics, well-being and respect for biodiversity. The Riviera Tower is part of Europe's largest urban regeneration programme - The Ellenikon - developed by Lamda Development. This programme aims to transform the former Athens International Airport site as well as several adjacent plots of land used during the 2004 Olympic Games into a showcase of 21st century Greece.

To deliver this project, teams will have to overcome a number of challenges. In addition to the structural challenges associated with high-rise construction, they will have to meet the tower's aesthetic requirements, while guaranteeing the highest low-carbon standards. To this end, new cement and concrete formulations have already been launched with Greek suppliers over the past year. The project is aiming for LEED Gold certification.

At its peak, the site will employ 1,000 people and create 500 direct local jobs. Following the success of the Mahanakhon (314 m), CapitaSpring (280 m) and Brickell City Center (171 m) towers, Bouygues Bâtiment International is once more demonstrating its ability to construct complex high-rise buildings and to apply this expertise in new regions of the world. This project is unique for the company, which will be operating in Greece for the first time, and is fully in line with the development objectives set by Greenlight.

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