Marios Angelopoulos (1961) graduated as an architect from the Technical University of Karlsruhe (TU), Germany, in 1988. He has worked in Germany, Saudi Arabia, Japan, Spain, and the United Arab Emirates.
In Greece he has worked at “Doxiadis associates S.A.” (1990-2000). During this period he has been involved in a wide range of building projects, in every stage of architectural design, as well as in Project Management.He has worked on every conceivable scale and type of building and he oversaw design, construction and development for award-winning projects. During his ten years with Doxiadis Associates, Marios rose from Junior Architect to Senior Project Manager of a Project as complex as the design of the Main Terminal Building, the Communications Building, and the Control Tower of the New Athens International Airport (“El. Venizelos”).Many of these projects were with international clients, where it was necessary to integrate foreign requirements into the Greek building practice and also to assure the coordination and integration of information coming from various consultants, specialists, and suppliers.
He is a founding partner of the architectural practice archiplus architects & associates, in which he is professionally active up to day. The last 14 years Marios and his team have gained deep and specific experience in designing “experiential and themed spaces”. These spaces combine scientific information, presented through technological, digital systems with the strong presence of stage design, interactive, educational, amusement activities and theatrical, exhibition lighting. Such spaces aim to awaken the visitors’ senses, urging them to participate in the experience.Within the framework of the office specialization, Marios and his team have designed – among other projects – the official Participation of Greece at three World EXPOs (Hanover 2000, Germany (as a member of “Doxiadis associates”), Nagoya 2005, Japan and Zaragoza 2008, Spain). At the last two exhibitions the Greek pavilion won the 3rd prize of BIE (Bureau International Exposition) and at the first one the participation of Greece was among the 5 most visited.
Major Projects he was involved in during the past 10 years:
The Renovation and Expansion of the Athens Hilton Hotel
The Mediterranean Cosmos Mall in Thessaloniki, as Design Manager
The New Headquarters, the Show Room and the Service of BSH House-appliances AG
The new Logistics Center of BSH House-appliances AG, as Design Manager
The new Headquarters and Training Center of L’Oreal Hellas (with Pleias Ltd)
The design of a 5* Hotel Complex with Spa, 18 hole Golf course and private Marina for Hilton in Sitia, Crete (with WATG, London) (not yet constructed)
The design of the “Amanzoe” Resort, a 5*(+) Hotel and Spa complex with 38 Suites in Argolis (with Designrealization, Paris)
The design of 8 (ongoing) custom luxury Villas branded and serviced by the “Amanzoe” ResortTemporary Exhibitions in Frankfurt a.M. (Kino Museum), Berlin (Pergamon Museum), Alexandria, Egypt (The New Library) and Moscow, Russia (Puskin Museum of Fine Arts)Marios is a member of the Technical Chamber of Greece and of the Greek Architects Association