The new proposed mixed use tower will be actively considered in conjunction with key inherent design parameters such as local climate conditions, site, energy consumption, materials, construction method and future market needs.
The concept recognises the urgency to respond to the city’s social need by enhancing the urban public realm. An important challenging aspect of the design is to accommodate an integrated design strategy that would encompass architecture, landscape, structure and
building services in a joined up effort that would result in an integrated building design with an enhanced energy performance.
The tower consists of 18 stories above ground level. A podium base consisting of 1 office lobby with double height floor, 1 retail banking unit + 1 mezzanine, 2 mechanical plant floors, 1 double height auditorium, 1 ADR centre floor; An office tower including 11 floors and 1 apartment floor; and a double height Business Club. A first garden terrace separates the podium base from the office tower and a second terrace separates the office body from the business club. A framed garden roof sits above the business and dominates the Limassol skyline.
The main design considerations focused on during the concept design of the tower have been the following: