safiullin + prytkova: waterfall piraeus tower
 
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aug 25, 2010

safiullin + prytkova: waterfall piraeus tower

‘piraeus waterfall’ by danir safiullin and irina prytkova all images courtesy danir safiullin and irina prytkova

‘piraeus waterfall’ by greek architects danir safiullin and irina prytkova is the second place design of the ‘piraeus tower’ competition, which called on entries to reinterpret the functions and elements of a facade. using water as the main material, the concept creates a literal waterfall from the top of the tower.

starting from the basement of the building, the water is cleaned before it is poured into a reservoir. with the aid of pumps on the vertical communication shaft, it is then elevated to the roof. nozzles placed in row formation on the ambit of the tower release the water, which cascades down all four sides of the tower.

a key aim of the project was to create a natural and dramatic solution to piraeus’ current issue with noise pollution while creating a strong, iconic identity in relation to the nearby port and mediterranean sea.

safiullin + prytkova: waterfall piraeus tower the surrounding plaza at the base of the tower

safiullin + prytkova: waterfall piraeus tower an interior rendering of the water’s effect

safiullin + prytkova: waterfall piraeus tower (left) section (right) site plan

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