Residence 51, Neapolis, Limassol
2011 – Completed
Built Area: 12,500 m2
Client: Silver Leaf Developments Ltd & Galaxia Properties Ltd
Design Architect: Photiou Architects
Structural Engineer: George Kolonias
Services Engineer: K. Ioannides Associates/Cymec Engineering Services
Quantity Surveyor: G. Roditis & Partners
General Contractor: G.C.C. Ltd (General Construction Company Ltd)
Photography: Christos Papantoniou, Dinah Caprou
Residence 51 is so named due to its exclusive location at the heart of Limassol business and leisure amenities. The six-storey apartment building has been specifically orientated to fully utilise the whole of the site whilst maintaining stunning sea views. The building adapts to the topography and views creating a dynamic flow through a slight turning of the blocks. The grounds will be accessed from the east entrance where all cores are linked to an underground car park, enabling the site to be free vehicles above ground.
The building accommodates 80 apartments, ranging from 70 to 300 sq.m. The high degree of flexibility in the design of the floor plans, spanning traditional to flowing room concepts, forms the basic for all apartments, as does the constant presence of the surrounding green space. The external verandas which run around the whole buildings provides a transition area between the interior living space and the surrounding area. An interior skin using wooden elements protects the privacy of the residents. Depending on the interior functions, sunlight and the conditions of the site, moveable elements allow the resident to further decide on the degree of privacy desired.
On entering the building via a marble clad hall one reaches the lobby with views of the private landscape garden through generously proportioned openings. The lobbies provide access to the individual apartments via lifts and stairwell.
The outdoor pool is located at the southern tip of the site. This follows the irregular shape of the plot forming a kind of retaining wall that continues to define the border of the property.