Limassol Residence Tower
project, Limassol, 2018.

Limassol Residence Tower's location is one of the most prominent in Limassol, Cyprus. The site, with its unique Agios Tychonas long sandy beach, numerous city amenities and, above all, unobstructed sea views, defined the concept of the tower.
The idea was to vertically stack private houses with gardens on top of each other. Each apartment feels like a private house with a big garden and an outdoor terrace with majestic views of the Mediterranean Sea. Private terraces circle the perimeter, placed in such a manner that provides absolute privacy between neighbours. They shape the exterior and are an important architectural design element that visually defines the tower and provides a connection with natural surroundings. The interior of each apartment opens towards the deep terraces, sometimes double in height, containing rich Mediterranean greenery and outdoor pools for spending quality time in the open air.
The entire appearance and atmosphere of the building give a strong impression of openness. Service areas of the building are located centrally, the interior is fully glazed, with high ceilings and views of the sea from all spaces in the apartment. Split levels of different heights provide more privacy then single plan apartments (excellent for multi-generational living), the attractive apartment staircases give the interior a luxurious note.
On the ground level, the whole plot is treated as an intimate semi-public garden with dense Mediterranean trees and greenery. Informal seating and playgrounds provide an oasis within the hectic city life. The garden is separated from the street by dense greenery that acts as a physical barrier as well as a visual screen. Following the slope of the terrain from the north to the south, the north elevated side of the plot holds a garage placed partially underground, and on top of it, recreational and sports facilities. The ground floor is occupied by a grand double height lobby, art gallery, retail spaces, and a showroom. The mezzanine and the 1st floor feature a fitness zone, a pool, spa and wellness spaces.
An elegant and simple concrete structural skeleton defines the architecture of the building. As the construction is fully visible, a suitable shape of the cross-section of the columns was chosen to make them look thinner. Terrazzo-like concrete used for all facade elements consists of different natural local stone materials.

PROJECT NAME Limassol Residence Tower

PROJECT NO 276

PROGRAM housing

STATUS project

PROJECT 2018-2018

LOCATION Cyprus, Limassol

SITE AREA 7045 m²

GROSS FLOOR AREA 5696 m²

VOLUME 20500 m³

FOOTPRINT 702 m²

AUTHOR 3LHD + BIRO

PROJECT TEAM 3LHD - Saša Begović, Marko Dabrović, Tatjana Grozdanić Begović, Silvije Novak, Paula Kukuljica
BIRO - Hrvoje Arbanas, Anita Elez, Saša Košuta, Mario Kralj, Dora Lončarić

STRUCTURAL ENGINEERING Palijan - Ivan Palijan

GRAPHIC DESIGN Lana Grahek

VISUALIZATIONS Mario Harni, Branimir Turčić, Jure Živković