Piraeus Tower 2010 – Changing the Face/Façades Reformation


1st prize
Matthias Hollwich, SBA and Marc Kushner, AIA

2nd prize
Danir Safiullin - Irina Prytkova

3rd prize
- Gerald Griggs and Weimeng Lu

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A Tall Building at the port of Piraeus – the Piraeus Municipality belongs in the urban area of the city of Athens which has a population of 4,000,000 – is abandoned for more than 30 years. It is 22-storey building, 84 m. tall and it is known as “Piraeus Tower”. It is often called as “the sleeping giant” due to its abandonment. The only tower of the area is “sleeping” in one of the bigger ports of Mediterranean that presents a dynamic growth the last decades. There is a challenge, therefore, in order for the Tower to become a landmark at the port of Piraeus and to be highlighted, with its modernisation, as one of the most important architectural buildings not only for the city of Piraeus but for the whole city of Athens.

Category Idea Competition / Open to Students / Competition Result
Type International, Idea, Open, Single-Stage, Anonymous
Genre Façade
Country Greece, Athens
RegDeadline 31 March 2010 GoogleCal iCal
14 April 2010 (via Online) GoogleCal
Eligibility All

The names of the members of the Judging Committee will be announced at the end of January 2010

1st Prize: 5.000 Euros
2nd Prize: 2.000 Euros
3rd Prize: 1.20 Euros
Honorable Mentions: 600 Euros (3 candidates)
Special Mentions: no financial prize

Entry Fee
40 Euros

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Notification of the results: Middle of June 2010
Athens Exhibition: Middle of June 2010

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