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The building of the business center, unlike anything else in Cyprus, embodies an ecological approach to design

Project name:
Büro Business Center
Architecture firm:
ZIKZAK Architects
Limassol, Cyprus
Tools used:
Principal architect:
Nick Zykh
Design team:
N. Zykh, I. Yasyn, A. Yehiiants, O. Tarasko, M. Gerdvoen
Built area:
Site area:
3661 m²
Design year:
Completion year:
5QUEENS Development, Limassol, Cyprus
Office - Building

3661The architectural project was presented by the 5QUEENS Development company, based in Limassol, Cyprus, with the façade design crafted by ZIKZAK Architects. This Büro Business Center will be erected in the business district of Limassol, with plans to lease office spaces within the building. ZIKZAK Architects drew inspiration from the German Bauhaus movement when conceptualizing the façade. Büro translates from German as "office," so the story of clean lines, formality, and precise geometry is clearly evident in the building's contours. This project stands out for its technological innovations and environmental consciousness, making it a unique construction on the island of Cyprus.

The structure's shell is equipped with translucent solar panels, making the building energy-efficient. The electricity generated by these solar panels and stored in batteries is used to illuminate the lobby. These panels consist of cells adhered to the glass facades oriented to the south, east, and west. The cells prevent direct sunlight from entering, preventing overheating of the interior in the scorching Cypriot climate and reducing cooling costs during the summer. The lower level of the building is concealed behind a rail structure, providing additional shade and protection to the first floor. These black rails also serve a decorative purpose, accentuating the level and adding contrast.

During the dark hours of the day, the business center's structure is accentuated by external lighting, highlighting the building's relief and geometric forms. The cells of the translucent solar panels, serving as nighttime illumination, create a unique and distinctive appearance, reminiscent of Tetris game figures. Büro Business Center project in Limassol is an environmentally conscious, contemporary building that will attract tenants for its energy-efficient solutions, optimizing operational costs. The stylish and minimalist façade, inspired by the Bauhaus movement, positions the business center as a prime example of modern office architecture in the city's business district.

By Liliana Alvarez

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