Piraeus Tower – Façades Reformation

1st Prize in Architectural Lighting category - 380 entries from 44 countries

International Competition

Year: 2010

The Piraeus Tower is an abandoned high rise building in the main port of Greece. The competition was calling for fresh design proposals to re-establish the landmark quality of the building in the skyline of the port.

The lighting proposal draws inspiration from the nocturnal interplay of the moonlight and the wind on the surface of the mediterranean sea.

The lighting is directed by the wind in real-time, having gentle and subtle changes in the intensity of the cool white light that evolves throughout the new facade as the wind speed alters.Compact programmable LED modules are integrated into the fins of the side facades and into the fines of the base structure.

The two smaller facades are kept in darkness subduing the (much criticised) volume of the building.