CLASSICAL STANDARDS
The National Bank of Greece built 50
branches across the country. They are all
magnificent buildings, symbols of the bank
as an institution. To underline the Hellenic
identity the architects were inspired by the
standards of classical antiquity. In 1919
Drama, an important center of the tobacco
economy, needed a bank. The construction
of a branch in Drama was a matter of
prestige. The idea was to develop the
branch in an autonomous block of 1,000
m2 for security reasons. It is a two-storey
building with a basement. The style of the
building follows classical standards with
strict proportions that fit the special needs
of a banking institution.
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