Architect: Elina Kritikou - Kenzo Yamashita
Design Team: Stefanos Theodorou - Eleftherios Nicolaou - Lia Hartoutsiou - Aimilios Kourafas - Petros Stavrakis - Marina Georgiou - Aram Ahmad
Area: 4786 sqm
Stage: Architectural Competition: Concept Design
The main concept idea of the project is to create an aestheticly pleasing, minimal and cozy environment where the visitors can “escape” from the busy character of the area and yet, be next to the city centre. Taking into consideration the urban context, privacy for the residents was the main priority. Therefore, matching the area’s scale, we created a shell with volumes that wrap the private facilities and form a central courtyard. Also the use of parking spaces around the building volumes creates the first layer of privacy by increasing the distance of the blocks from the main roads.
The architectural language of the resort is based on a monolithic pattern using earthy and pastel tones in order to create an exotic and dreamy environment. The design was developed through a series of playful and minimal volumes, exterior corridors to create an aesthetically pleasing environment. The monolithicness of the project becomes an oasis in the city centre.
Car entrances are strategically placed along two main roads to allow easy access from both sides, making the inner access
paths the first layer from the public, busy roads. The accessible by the public blocks, are facing the street creating a privacy shell for the rest of the development. The
rooms and the courtyard are located at the back to maximize privacy for the residents.