Our design proposal for the Limassol Hotel and Residential building is a future-proof, user-centric approach to living. Unlike typical high-rise developments that place the tower behind the plinth, our proposal places the tower at the front - making the most of its sea, mountain and historic city views. Kinks are introduced into the massing to accentuate exposure, while a shaded passageway connects the two sides of the site.
The living spaces feature a hybrid living room-balcony, with vertical sliding windows that fully open up the interior room to join the balcony. This window feature makes full use of the balcony area, creating an efficient and inclusive space. Communal amenities beyond the living spaces encourage communal experiences, with a Mindfulness zone, rooftop sky-lounge, swimming pool and club lounge. Flexibility lies at the core of the hexagonal design. The floor plan hosts mainly single rooms along the long sides of the hexagon, while junior suites sit at corner positions. Different units can be connected as combined apartments in order to host larger units. In addition, the shafts and MEP positioning, the stacking of services, the ample ceiling heights, together with the provision for light interior walls facilitate future layout changes.
Limassol Hotel & Residences
Ben van Berkel, Marianthi Tatari, Ergin Birinci, Bogdan Chipara, Xinyu Wang.