ΕΧΙΒΙΤΙΟΝ Piraeus Tower 2010

20 June, 2010

ΕΧΙΒΙΤΙΟΝ Piraeus Tower 2010 and DuPont invite you to the exhibition of the Architectural Competition Piraeus Tower 2010 (until 27/06)

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Exhibition Duration: June, 24-27

Place: cultural centre Athinais (Kastorias 34-36, Votanikos, Athens, Tel. +30 210 3480000)

Opening hours: 10:00 until 19:00 Sunday ( until 15:00)


Press Release (word) Ελληνικά - English

The members of the organisational and jury committee, and DuPont invite you to the exhibition opening of the international architectural competition "Piraeus Tower 2010 - Changing the Face" on Thursday 24th of June at 19.30 pm at the cultural centre Athinais (Kastorias 34-36, Votanikos, Athens, Tel. +30 210 3480000).

The results of the competition will be also announced and the members of the organisational  and jury committee  will address speeches.

The exhibition, which will continue until the 27th of June, will present the 380 proposals that 949 studiers from 44 countries have submitted.

Speakers (there might be some changes)

Anastasakis Manolis, architect, organisation Head of the competition

Citerne Anne-Line, Material engineer, DuPont representative

Kalogirou Nicos, architect, professor of Architecture University of Thessaloniki-AUTH

Kotionis Zisis, architect, professor, dean and chairman of Architecture University of Volos

Tompazis Alexandros, architect

Tripodakis Alexandros, architect, professor of Architecture University of Crete.

Thanos Stasinopoulos, Dr. architect, Assistant of School of Architecture NTUA.



Vassilis Mistriotis, architect, Director & Publisher

Vandoros Alexios, architect, chief editor & press representative of the competition

Maria Papadimitriou, editorial Manager

Sandra Kalliagra, Assistant C. Editor

S. Gourgariotis, Operater, Montage

P. Gourgariotis, Sound Manager







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Companies willing to sponsor the competition can apply at or call at +30 210 3636631


"The members of the Jury committee, and DuPont, wish to sincerely thank all those who participated in our competition. The number of participations exceeded every initial expectation, as 380 proposals were ultimately submitted, by 949 studiers from 44 countries. The fact that many participants actually visited the Piraeus Tower in order to gather more details and information about the building, as well as the inclusion of the competition in the academic curriculums of international technical universities, demonstrates how the Tower of Piraeus evolved from an ideas' competition  to a research and study field project", said Vassilis Mistriotis, Director of and Coordinator of the Competition Steering Committee.

 "Athens is the most successful example of the "Changing the Face" competition, a concept that was initiated in Rome, in 2008, and was then developed in Bucharest, Prague, Zagreb and Moscow. The number of participations, as well as the interest received for the contest in Athens is indeed impressive", said Wlodek Sobon, DuPont Building Innovations Central Europe.

It should be underlined that the "Changing the Face" competition, which was proclaimed in January 2010 by  and DuPont , aimed at re-designing the face of the Piraeus Tower. Yet, the real challenge was to reassess the role of the tallest building in the Piraeus Port - and second tallest in Athens - which remains one of the most widely known unfinished projects since 1974- and also to leverage the Tower's surface for the benefit of the local community. It should be noted that the Tower of Piraeus spans across 30,000 square meters and thus, has a significant commercial value. The competition set the grounds for the beginning of a public discourse around the Tower of Peiraus, which has become known in the course of time as "the sleeping giant".

All proposals shall be published on, whereas the awarded proposals and the final results of the competition, which is supported by the Department of Architecture of the Technical University of Crete, the Council on Tall Buildings and Urban Habitat, the Vakalo School of Art and Design and the Municipality of Piraeus, will announced during the ceremony and exhibition opening on the 24th of June (time 19.30) at the cultural centre Athinais, in which the members of the organizational and jury committee will broaden the dialogue that the competition has opened.

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