hamonic + masson envisions limassol tower with 'independent island' swimming pools

hamonic + masson envisions limassol tower with 'independent island' swimming pools

french architecture firm hamonic + masson & associés generates a visionary residential tower concept to capture the atmosphere and beauty of cyprus. planned to overlook the sparkling mediterranean horizon of the southern coastal city of limassol, the tower introduces a unique proposal for an expressive structural system and new type of dwelling. taking influence from such naturally occurring geometries as the floral corolla, the tower rises from nature with soaring columns that bloom into exterior swimming pools and planted green areas, each linking directly to an individual unit.

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swimming pool balconies are integrated into the structural system
image © raphaël petit



envisioned by lead architect bastien capon of hamonic + masson & associés, the limassol tower design strategy creates a condition of ‘independent islands.’ with the swimming pool balcony system integrated into the exterior structure, the new type of living experience — where exterior meets interior — is expressed in the architectural language of the project. the corolla system is also found throughout the green landscape at the ground level.

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the design strategy takes influences from natural forms and suggests an organic quality
image © raphaël petit



at the landscaped ground level, hamonic + masson & associés introduces a cluster of platforms and sunshades which echo the geometries of the limassol tower. this condition serves as a continuation of the project’s distinctive and sculptural concept. the transparency of the building’s facade and organization lends maximized, unobstructed sea views. a sliding glass door is the only element which separates the living area and the balcony of each transformative unit, allowing residents the atmosphere of an exterior terrace.

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the formal language of the tower continues along the landscaped ground level 
image © raphaël petit

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residents are offered an ‘independent island’
image © jean-charles augier

limassol tower hamonic masson
swimming pool balconies link directly to each individual unit
image © jean-charles augier

limassol tower hamonic masson
the project is expressive of the mediterranean lifestyle of cyprus
image © jean-charles augier

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each interior living space transforms into an outdoor terrace condition with full height sliding windows
image © jean-charles augier



project info:


project name: limassol tower

architecture: hamonic + masson & associés

location: limassol, cyprus

project manager: bastien capon

project date: competition 2018 (2nd place)

developer: the land

co-developer + development manager: masharii

images: raphaël petit, jean-charles augier

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