jan mazanec

cv
membre de la Chambre des architectes tchèque
“Piraeus Tower Architectural Competition 2010 – Changing the Face/Façades Reformation”. Kinetic Facade as a waving Greek flag dominating over the Piraeus harbor Building dressed in the Greek flag. In Piraeus, there is nowadays the Greek flag an expressive and ever-present element. Because the residents are proud of their nation, the flag is often to be seen on the boats, private houses, institutes, and public spaces. The national flag is more than an official symbol, but an ordinary part of the life as well. From a distance the facade becomes a new landmark, it connects the see and the sky – it´s blowing in the wind and reflecting on the wavy water surface. At the close view it captivates with modern details. The tower is wrapped into 2 overlapping flags with respect to the ratio of the national flag. The new curtain wall is universal for any type of using – for store places, offices, cafés, or restaurants. The basement´s coat is made of the ever-green climbers in a logical connection to the neighboring parks. The outdoor sight-seeing terrace on the roof of the basement is a place of relaxation for the employees and the visitors. There is a slight-water pool including “islands” with seats for private conversations. Saving Energy. The tower has a double-surface coat. The inner surface with windows is surrounded with a footbridge for technical service. The outside surface has not only aesthetical function. It is composed from wind-moving desks, each in size 1,5 x 1,5 m, made from colored, lightly bright composite material. The desks moving by the wind in a limited angle look like a waving fabric. Their hang-up style guarantees safety and noiselessness. The moving outside surface protects against the sun rays, allows the air flow and thereby reduces the amount of the energy to cool the building. In addition, there are sun blinds above the window frames. Piraeus Tower Architectural Competition 2010 – Changing the Face/Façades Reformation Piraeus Tower Architectural Competition 2010 – Changing the Face/Façades Reformation Piraeus Tower Architectural Competition 2010 – Changing the Face/Façades Reformation Piraeus Tower Architectural Competition 2010 – Changing the Face/Façades Reformation