Skytower

Limassol, Cyprus

Client: Prime Property Group
Building Type: Residential Development
Site: 30,000 sq m
Area: Approx 10,500 sqm
Height: 105m

 

SkyTower is located in the historic city of Limassol on the southern coast of Cyprus. Situated on a prime plot towards the eastern side of the city, with a gross built area of approximately 30,000 sq m and less than 300m from the seafront, it is surrounded by low to mid-rise buildings generally less than 5 storeys high.

The development is designed around the idea of a single slender tower emerging from the landscape yet firmly anchored within a richly landscaped lush resort-like environment. Accommodating all units into a tall single structure, minimises the building footprint at ground level, thereby freeing up a large area for luxurious amenities and green spaces. The architectural expression of the tower is achieved with a series of linear elements which, like the roots of a tree, gently break ground and eventually soar towards the sky emphasising the verticality of the structure. The verticality of the tower is further articulated by slightly shifting terrace profiles at every floor, resulting in a gently undulating facade profile which gives the tower a unique organic language that differentiates it from any other structure on the island. The terraces are contained by vertical elements which dramatically turn through 90 degrees as they reach the ground to become landscape elements framing the various amenities around the tower.

SkyTower soars to over 100m in height, accommodating a total of 83 exclusive apartments ranging from 1 bedroom units, to large duplex penthouses. The tower has been designed to ensure that every single apartment benefits from direct sea views and generous balconies to living areas and bedrooms, including deeper balcony areas for use as al fresco dining and entertainment space. Standard apartments boast tall floor to floor heights of over 3m and floor to ceiling glazing, maximising views and natural daylight, whilst providing natural shading to the apartment below, thereby minimizing solar heat gain.

In plan all apartments are organised to face south so that they are sea facing, with the tower core and back of house areas are strategically situated towards the north. The typical tower plan has been developed to optimise the efficiency of the floor plates, minimising non-sellable areas.

All apartments overlook the southern part of the site which is organised around a luxury 34m long infinity pool, which accommodates both a shallow children’s pool and a deeper lap pool. A large timber deck around the pool provides generous space for loungers, cabanas and relaxation areas. To the north of the pool is a large terrace connecting the tower lobby to the pool. This terrace is flanked by amenity areas including a state of the art Gym to the west wing of the building, and interior pool with spa facilities and changing rooms to the east wing. Mezzanine areas accommodate further amenities overlooking the outdoor pool including a club lounge with bar and a games room with kids area. Both spaces open up onto to their own raised terraces surrounding the main pool.

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Team

 

Design Architect: UHA London
Collaborating Architect: Panos Panayiotou & Associates
Structure: BG&E London
Executive Engineer: A.J. Pericleous 
MEP: Alexis S. Stavrou & Associates
Landscape Architect: Gillespies