ZIO Apartment Block, Limassol

The compact central volume of the cube-shaped block is juxtaposed with lightweight metal structures that are the suspended balconies for private mainly outdoor use. The structural system used, a strong core and columns only on the perimeter of the building, allows flexibility in floor plan design. Two two-bedroom apartments were created on each floor for the first two floors while two different three-bedroom apartments were created on the 3rd and 4th floor that serve the different needs of the users while following the urban planning regulations. The ceiling of each typology was designed independently so that the functional, aesthetic and structural needs of the building are served.The roof is organized to a roof garden that acts as a common recreation area. The compact block includes a high level of insulation aiming to leave a small ecological footprint and be economically efficient. Shadings for the edifice and solar, power-generating, panels were placed to maximise the building’s orientation.


Alexis Papadopoulos Architectural Practice; Alexis Papadopoulos, Despo Anagiotou, Despo Panayidou, Maria Protou, Andreas Aristodemou


Year of completion

Limassol, Cyprus

Total area
734 m2

Site area
492 m2

Creative Photo Room

Project Partners

Odysseas Georgiou, Savvas Hadjichambis, Makis Ioakim, Savvas Aristeidou, Thomas Thoma, Ioannides Lighting

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