The Shop and Trade complex, a clothing imports and distribution company, is located on Pireos Street, the historic road that connects the City of Athens with the port of Piraeus. The L-shaped four-storey office volume is placed along the back street and the boundary with the adjacent property, thus providing the backdrop for a roof garden over the single storey retail podium. Opening up towards Pireos Street the garden contributes to the quality of public space while at the same time providing an environmental buffer for the offices. The garden slopes towards Smyrnis Street at the back, under the main office volume, suggesting continuity and demarcating a boundary between the retail podium and the entrance floor of the main offices and showrooms. The structure and all external surfaces are of exposed concrete. Treatment of raw building materials as final finishes projects a discipline of design and construction.