The masterplan for the conversion of KNSM-island consists of
a central boulevard, along which large residential blocks are
aligned, interspersed with some old buildings, such as a former
harbour canteen. Housing block Piraeus, recognizable from afar
due to its sloping roof, measures 170 by 57 meters. It comprises
330 apartments, commercial spaces, an underground parking
garage and two enclosed public spaces. It is wrapped around a
19th century office building, which now contains appartments.
The south side of Piraeus is 4 stories high, the north 8. The block
counts 150 different types of apartments, 95 % of which are social
housing. All façades are different in rhythm, details and openings.