BIVAK's winning 'finish tower' proposal for 2019 world rowing championships

BIVAK's winning 'finish tower' proposal for 2019 world rowing championships


architecture office BIVAK reveals its winning entry, titled ‘finish tower’ for the 2019 world rowing championship that will be held in hungary. the project is a 90-meter long and tightly constructed mass gliding above hungarian waters dedicated to the worldwide known sport of rowing or canoeing. 

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concept painting of the BIVAK finish tower in hungary



BIVAK‘s proposal for the rowing championship has been initiated by the hungarian rowing association (MKKSZ), challenging the architectural standards required for this sports. the team has firstly developed an installation that provides transparency — by creating specific spaces for competitions, athletes and visitors. following the rules of orientation, the structure would be placed at the top of the splitter island. in the ned, all functions have been combined into one stretched floor that is elevated with pillars.

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concept painting showing the basic morphology of the structure



’emblematic bridge-like ‘building’, a penetrating, sustainable, well usable, potentially developable, airy facility. the site plan is remarkable because it specifies three different areas: visitors, competition and athlete zones. the winning proposals’s tower expands horizontally harmonising with the track landscape and making no obstacle for the wind. such a unique mindset has never been realised at any rowing tracks of the world before…’,  as expressed by kálmán petrovics — president of development at the hungraian rowing association-MKKSZ

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concept model: a 90-meter-long mass gliding above water without diverting wind

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all functions are combined on one floor and elevated onto pillars

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floor plans and section

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façade sections

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site plan: visitors, competition and athlete zones



project info:


architects: BIVAK- áron vass-eysen, tamás máté
graphics: BIVAK studio
type: competition entry

status: first prize 

project year: 2017



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