Columbia Hotels is a German chain with properties in Cyprus and Germany.
Columbia beach resort 5 stars hotel is one of the properties and is situated at Pissouri bay on the southern coast of Cyprus 30km from Limassol. The total site area is approximately 50000 m2 and contains the main building with the common areas and reception and a number of separate house blocks.
Because Cyprus is situated in a high risk earthquake zone the design of the structure was carried-out taking into consideration earthquake loads.
Vertical and lateral forces due to dead, live and earthquake loading are resisted by combined concrete frames and shear wall action