The plot of land is at the northwest entrance of the city of Rethimno and specific is located at the area of Koumpe, just 5 min from the cent of the city. From the south is Stamathioudaki Street and north is the waterfront of the street cred.
The existing building is an old factory. The factory manufactured soap and later on produced mushrooms. The building is abundant and in very but shape which makes it very dangerous.
At the plot except the main building there is the stack (chain smoker) and the building which had the machine of the factory, this two are declared a nature from the ministry of culture.
The area until today was an industrial section of the city, but now it starts to accommodate housing mainly for students and commercial stores.
The new use of the building:
The building is divided in to sections, the hotel unit and the multicenter with stores restaurant coffee shop, bar, spa and open spaces for the public.
From the site of Stamathoudaki Street is the hotel, with more private entrance for the customers. At the sea front are the public spaces with the bars and the stores. The chain smoker and the machine building are remain as they were the building becomes a museum.
The grain stores are becoming the connection (bridge) of the two different sections of the building. It becomes the center point of the general design of the project (a modern stairway).