The industrial building of BOTRYS was functioning as a winery from 1885 up to 1986. It is located at Sepolia in Athens and its site is between Kifisou highway and the intercity railway.
Today the building and its site are completely abandoned. Its machinery had been sold when it was closed but it has also been looted several times.
During the 1999 earthquake in Athens, the building that was hosting the 9th EPAL nearby was damaged and the municipality of Athens bought the site of BOTRYS. Containers were placed at its southern side and for 13 years they host the students of the 9th EPAL.
The fact that i live near the factory watching its lapse on daily basis as well as the conditions that the students face inside the containers, were the reasons that i decided to held the current thesis. The present thesis deals with the restoration and reuse of the industrial building of BOTRYS in order to host the students of 9th EPAL.
Considering the presence of other schools in the area, it leaded to the construction of additional buildings inside the site like amphitheater for theatrical plays and a gymnasium building since none of the local schools possesses one. Those could attract the students of the local schools to visit the industrial building.
In this way, except the solution that is given for the students of the 9th EPAL, BOTRYS becomes an example on how the rescue of the industrial heritage goes through the educational process.