Mekano, a team of young Egyptian architects shared with us their proposal for the Piraeus Tower 2010 Competition, for which they received an honorable mention. More images and architect’s description after the break.
Our main concept is to convert the building to a landmark through the participation of all the children in the city in the construction of the building where the design comprises cubic units , kids will color these cubes, and then they will be installed on the proposed structure of the building to move these cubes in the three dimensions to make aesthetic formations like a Piraeus lion, for example, in conjunction with lighting units that will use with the structure to give the spirit of joy and fun on the building and the surrounding area and become a landmark of the city’s entrance.
The building will be property of the greece people, children will work on the cubic units , put the cube under the supervision of their families who will buy the cube and therefore each family will own a unit of the building have responsibility over the years are passing it to children in their family, which increases the feeling of Affiliation that the people for this building and sense of responsibility towards this building and the interest-Paix, to be developed.
Movement depends on the support structure of cubes added a major move blocks within the three-dimensional movement in order to obtain three-dimensional structure formations added a belt which can blocks the movement in the horizontal and vertical direction. Cubes would not cost a lot of money, where people will buy these units and the children will color and paint on them, to make them ready for the installation process.
Enlightened translucency …material of the boxes
The translucent properties of dupont corian are particulary well suited to the whole concept for lots of reasons: 1/colors: the wide range of available colours means that something can be found for every mood or environment 2/lighting: the light is in three dimensions which can be formed into various shapes allows to create luminous boxes featuring an endless range of surface effects that are inspiring 3/tranclucency: the colour effects from there materials change dramatically when bakelit .when he light inside the box is turned on , the box appearance fades and the appearance is dominated by the aesthetics of light source and colours.
Teflon films material placed on top of the box the teflon films are a perfect choise to generate electricity to power up the lights inside the boxesand that’s because: 1/flexibility:they can fit on any application that can be placed easily on top of the boxes to take in heat radiations perpendicularly 2/weight:it’s lighter than glass which helps in installation process 3/transparency:they feature an outstanding ultra-violet stability that won’t affect the idea with it’s look.
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