Gallery: Wind-Powered Winner of the Piraeus Tower Redesign Competition

The Piraeus Tower in Piraeus, Greece has long been called the "Sleeping Giant", as it has not been completed since construction started 30 years ago. A competition sponsored by and Dupont called for architects to envision the tower in modern times with a new facade in order to establish the tower as the landmark it was meant to be. The winner of the competition is the Windscraper Tower by New York City-based HWKN Architects, which is characterized by a network of multi-purpose wind generating "leaves" on the facade of the building.

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  1. Merrill February 8, 2013 at 7:23 am

    Hmm is anyone else experiencing problems with the images on this blog loading? I’m trying to figure out if its a problem on my end or if it’s the blog. Any feedback would be greatly appreciated.

  2. marko July 29, 2010 at 7:28 am

    Dea architects ever think about maintenance? This would be a nightmare to maintain and keep clean and crisp looking!

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