Hamonic+Masson & Associés Wraps Its New Residential Tower With Patelliform Pool Terraces In Cyprus

Paris-based architecture firm Hamonic Masson & Associés has released images for its new residential tower in Limassol, Cyprus, the tower is wrapped by a series of patelliform pool terraces, acting like a bunch of flower in an urban context.

Called Clelia Tower, the firm's proposal won the second prize in a competition. The tower is situated in a plot of Cyprus, which is described as "an exceptional territory" by the architects. 

"Sea, sun and beauty adorn its landscape and provide the opportunity for unique housing," said the architects. The firm's proposal for the Clelia Tower seeks to capture this natural splendeur for future inhabitants.

Image © Raphaël Petit

The architects are inspired by the city's nature, and the design is echoed by the corolla-shaped balconies found in each apartment. Home to private swimming pools and planted green areas, they are like an independent island, but simultaneously have a direct link to the apartment. 

Image © Raphaël Petit

The tower, covering a total of 6,000-square-metre area, includes 19 luxury apartments, swimming pools, retail space and other services. 

"This creates a luxurious living experience, where exterior meets interior. The corolla system is also found on the ground floor green landscape; round platforms and sunshades engender a distinctive architectural concept," added the firm. 

Image © Jean-Charles Augier

Through these patelliform balconies and terraces, the architects are trying to create full transparency by providing unobstructed sea views that are maximized in design. 

A sliding glass door is the only element separating living areas from the balconies, meaning the feeling of being outside is possible simply by opening the window.

Image © Jean-Charles Augier

On the ground floor, a regal entrance opens the doors to a unique living experience. The architects seek to enhance quality of living by offering a range of amenities: an underground fitness zone illuminated by natural sunlight, an art gallery on the ground floor and a premium spa on the first floor, all with independent entrances. Wellbeing and luxury combine to create an exclusive living experience.

Image © Jean-Charles Augier

Image © Jean-Charles Augier

Project facts

Name: Clelia Tower
Programme: 19 luxury apartments + swimming pools + retail + services
Location: Limassol, Cyprus.
Calendar: Competition 2018 (2nd place)
Developer: The Land
Co-developer + development manager: Masharii
Architecture team: Architect: Hamonic+Masson & Associés. Project manager: Bastien Capon
Surface: 6 000m2.

Top image © Raphaël Petit

All drawings © Hamonic+Masson & Associés

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