The Power Station building in the Technological and Cultural Park of Lavrio (TPPL) of the National Technical University of Athens welcomes the National Supercomputing System “Daidalos” of the National Network of Technology and Research (EDYTE – GRNET).

This project of international importance will be installed in one of the monumental industrial buildings of the former French Mining Company of Lavrio.

Within it, the necessary conditions and infrastructure will be created for the reception of the “Daedalos” system.

The design meets high aesthetic and construction requirements, as the space will be open to the public, to be visited by both the Supercomputer and the listed building itself and its industrial equipment.

The historical and technical importance of the building of the Power Station of the French Mining Company of Lavrio, one of the first two power plants to operate in Greece, as well as its strong institutional protection framework, required a detailed historical analysis, as well as a complete architectural and static impression.

As a continuation of the historical and construction documentation, the architectural, structural and E/M study was prepared – with the main concern being the protection and highlighting of the whole, aesthetically, statically and functionally.


The cooperation between NTUA and EDYTE for the restoration and reuse of the former Power Station resulted in the approval of the relevant study by the Central Council of Newer Monuments on 3/8/23.

The special conditions required by “Daedalus” indicate the creation of a new shell within the former Power Station building.

The shell is elliptical in order to achieve its smooth integration into the existing building, while its transparent, glass materiality maximizes visual contact with the Supercomputer facilities, symbolically charging the new use.

Its construction will serve to maintain a constant temperature, protect against external factors and control accessibility within the computer system space. In addition to the basic infrastructure, spaces for viewing, guided tours, exhibitions and work are created.

Through the reception of the “Daedalos” system, the restoration projects aim to highlight the emblematic building of the former Power Station, in terms of functionality, aesthetics and sustainability.

Finally, the project includes the highlighting and functional reuse of the surrounding space.

Its identity is completely compatible both with the research-technological and cultural character of the park and with the monumentality of the space. A building constructed for an innovative use, at the beginning of the 20th century, the production of electricity, is revived with an equally innovative technological use, the installation of a national and international supercomputer system, “Daedalus”.


The installation of “Daedalos” at the TPPL of the NTUA was formalized with the signing of agreements on July 1, 2022. A long-term cooperation memorandum was signed between the Ministry of Digital Governance and the NTUA by the (then) Minister Mr. Kyriakos Pierrakakis and the Rector Mr. Andreas Boudouvi.

Also, a relevant agreement was signed between EDYTE and the NTUA Property Development and Management Company (EADIP-NTUA) represented, respectively, by the President Mr. Stefanos Kollias, NTUA Professor and the Vice-President Mr. Dimitris Kaliabakos, Dean of the School of Metallurgy- of Metallurgical Engineers NTUA.

Mr. Nektarios Kozyris, Dean of the School of Electrical and Computer Engineering NTUA and national representative in EuroHPC-JU (Joint Enterprise for European High Performance Computing) is the main participant in the whole consultation and the general planning.

“Warm thanks to the study team – the Scientific Manager Mr. Nikos Bellavilla, Professor of the School of Architectural Engineering NTUA and its members mentioned below – for the excellent result. The architectural design with the main contributor Mr. Telemachos Andrianopoulos, Associate Professor of the School of Architectural Engineering NTUA, is a wonderful bridge between industrial/technological “revolutions”, stressed Andreas Boutouvis, Rector of NTUA.