Client : Anonymus
Project status : Under study
•In our project we focused on the creation of a complex that accommodates for about 45 flats each of which are approximately 25-30 sq m. The project targets the business international sector, who choose to stay for more than the typical 3 days and thus pay less in relation to the current hotel prices. This means that one bedroom unit should have its own small kitchen as well as accommodate for 3 people to sleep in .
•From the outside one would discover our water feature embracing a portion of the building and connecting to the inner pools. In consideration we aim to utilise the exterior heat to circulate to the interior and thus have a natural heated pool.
•There is one dynamic opening for the public to walk through the building and one opening for the cars that leads to the underground.
•It is a four floor structure with one underground floor for parking and mechanical utilities. The ground floor accommodates for a reception area, a restaurant/bar , swimming pool areas and the main circulation corridor that allows access to lift shafts.
•There are around 45 flats with four random sky gardens that can be used for kids area, projection , or private meetings. The orientation of the flats at the south and east are towards the exterior skin of the building benefiting from the external views, while the west side benefits from the interior courtyard.
Valid approach to energy efficiency and environmentally “sustainable” design
The use of the Double-Skin facade, creates privacy throughout the building, integrating effectively sound block, sun-shading and thermal insulation against extreme temperatures of Cyprus. With this system, the internal skin offers the insulating properties to minimise heat loss. This typology differs from the Extract-Air Façade in that it permits openings in the skin, allowing for natural ventilation. Windows on the interior façade can be opened, while ventilation openings
in the outer skin moderate temperature extremes within the façade. The use of windows can allow for night time cooling of the interior thereby lessening cooling loads of the building’s HVAC system.