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GPA Contemporary Living, Limassol
Limassol, Cyprus

The project is situated in the Western side of the city of Limassol, 500m from the newly developed Limassol Marina. It consists of two four level buildings developed in linear fashion, offering a total of 32, 2-bed and 4-bed duplex apartments, ranging from 80 to 150 m2. The uniqueness of the typology is that it allows the client, an entrepreneur come property developer, to ‘configure’ the building in a number of ways (to meet changing market demands), with ‘modules’ being able to work as 2-bed apartments, combine vertically to produce duplex ‘work-live’ apartments, or join horizontally to produce 4-bed family ‘flats’. All apartments are equipped with large verandahs that offer generous views to a public park and school facilities that lie beyond, and are equipped with green energy efficiency systems.

The project builds on the idea of a simple orthogonal structural frame that is both economical to erect and allows for configuration flexibility. The attachment of the suspended ‘veranda frame system’ to each of the long sides, a system that registers and reflects the programmatic variations of the each of the units, transforms the mundane orthogonal structural set, into an intriguing, varied and dynamic façade. The relationship of interior spaces to the outdoor -all living spaces are connected to verandas- further enhances the programmatic animation of the façade, with the use of large sliding glass openings fully blurring the building’s spatial boundaries.

Architects: Michael Cosmas Architecture
Project Architect: Michael Cosmas
Team: Antonis Antoniou, Nasos Philippou, Rui Santos

Structural Engineering: EPS/ Nicos Kalathas
Mechanical Engineering: E-mech
Electrical Engineering: Electroproject
Lighting: n/a

 

Project under development.