Faliro Pier Athens Competition: Greek Design Contest, Athens Pier

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Faliro Pier Athens Competition : Design Contest Greece

Faliro Pier Contest: Contemporary Greek Landscape Development – design by Point Supreme Architects

18 Oct 2012

Faliro Pier Athens

Design: Point Supreme Architects

Faliro Pier Athens, 1st Prize by Point Supreme Architects

The size and quality of the Athens coastline in combination with the city’s warm climate, constitute a higly valuable condition that is largely unexploited.

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The winning proposal uses the Faliro pier that is to be built in front of the new Stavros Niarchos Cultural Park, National Library and Opera complex, designed by Renzo Piano Building Workshop, to integrate sea-related activities into the daily city life; The square platform at the end of the pier extends onto a ferry-boat deck, while water-taxis operated by the New Athens Cultural Park stop on its two sides.

The ferry-boat will host cultural and other events with sea-routes that reach as far as Cape Sounio. The water taxis, common practice in a lot of water-side cities, will carry travelers to various spots on the Athens coastline for a reasonable ticket price, extending the city’s mass transportation network into the water.

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The platform itself is developed on two levels. The lower level becomes an open public space with shops. The upper level is turned into a café-restaurant with a generous surrounding open space. The two levels are connected by a big tribune on the south side; this overlooks the sea, the ferry boat and the events that take place regularly on the water or the boat deck. The 54X54m large roof-box guarantees thick shadow and is covered with solar panels. The graphic character of the project takes on the semiology of marine objects and boats.

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Faliro Pier Athens – Building Information

Status: Competition 1st Prize
Program: Icon, Station, Leisure
Area: 2,900 m2
Location: Athens, Greece
Team: Konstantinos Pantazis, Marianna Rentzou, Lida Stamou, Konstantinos Tzioras, Alexis Tsakalakis Karkas, Xrisa Golemi, Sandrine Iratcabal
Structural engineering: Athanassios Kontizas
Electrical & mechanical engineering: Spiros Arvanitis
Year: 2012

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