• Architecture: Foster + Partners (UK) & UDS Antoniades & Eleftheriou (Cyprus)
  • Civil / Structural Engineering: AKT II (UK) & A.F. Modinos & S.A. Vrahimis
  • Electrical & Mechanical Engineering Design: H|M (UK) & Meltec (Cyprus)
  • Client: LBSP Limassol Beach & Seaview Properties LTD
  • Contractor: Not assigned
  • Budget: €105 million
  • Stage: Permits

Rising to almost 200 m, this high-rise building will include approx. 34,000 m2 of residential space within 138 units.

Arranged in a vertical stack of four ‘sky villages’, each with an open courtyard at its base, the tower consists of a three-dimensional ‘pixelated’ elevation, with cantilevering terraces projecting out over 5 m towards the sea to the south and mountains to the north. This 3D elevation self-shades the building on the more exposed south elevation from the sun and wind, making the balconies comfortable outdoor extensions of the apartments and contributing to a passive, sustainable environmental strategy for the building.

The introduction of open courtyards at the heart of the building forces the traditional solid core to ‘dematerialize’ into an array of eight fin walls integrated within the apartment layouts: four in the north-south direction and four in the east-west. These are joined to form a rigid frame below each sky garden with a technical floor, housing the plant for each village. These transfer levels also allow space for deep-rooted trees and water tanks for their irrigation, as well as supporting every village independently. This innovative design for a tower combines technologies for high-rise construction with a domestic and sustainable village-like dwelling.