residential towerLimassol, Cyprus
Our design for the Terra project consists of 10 luxurious apartments, on top of a double high commercial plinth – ultimately suitable for a nice club or restaurant – on the shore line of Limassol, Cyprus. With the design we focus on blending in an elegant and unique tower, in a recreational beach area, close to the sea and part of the holiday entertainment zone of the city.
The concept consists of a set completely unique stacked villa’s on top of each other. On every floor one luxurious apartment is realized. To fully enhance the living experience on this scenic location we propose a 360 degrees open and fluent panoramic floorplan on every level.
To maximize this concept we designed a structural scheme with no load bearing elements in the façade line, but only cantilevering beams and floorplates sticking out from the core. By adding a private swimming pool, a small garden and a generous terrace in different positions to the standard plan on every floor, we are able to shape all floors into unique forms, like a set of horizontal clouds. The glazed facades in between the structural horizontal plates can be fully opened, transforming the apartment into an ‘indoor-outside’ space, with direct accessibility to the private pool, garden or terrace.
‘ ..To fully enhance the living experience on this scenic location we propose a 360 degrees open and fluent panoramic floorplan on every level..’
By stepping up and down different zones in every apartment we are able to differentiate and maximize the heights in every apartment; fitting with the various spaces and functions of the apartments. As a result all apartments have at least one double high space, up to 5,2 meter net, with a split level or a mezzanine floor hanging in. Thus the interior of the apartments is dominated by its panoramic, all around space, and differentiated by its various height levels.
The standard size of all apartments is 165 m2 BUA, including approximately 25 m2 of covered balcony areas, excluding the 3 added, but non covered outside spaces. With the restaurant on the ground floor the total BUA adds up to exactly 1813 m2.
‘..The white curved façades create an optimistic, gentle, sophisticated, light and natural appearance that clearly shows the unique plasticity of the different sky villas..’
In the materialization of the building we aim on blending in with the ‘beach culture’ of Limassol. The white curved façades create an optimistic, gentle, sophisticated, light and natural appearance that clearly shows the unique plasticity of the different sky villas. Windows are fully glazed and fully openable as curtain walls, sliding to the sides for optimal summer feeling.
site: Limassol, Cyprus
client:The Land & Masharii SAL
team: Patrick Meijers, Jeroen Schipper, Gloria Caiti, Kristina Jasutiene, Erika Ruiz, Elena Staskute
date: november 2016>
size: 1.813 m2