30 03 2018
Valuable insights for the real estate sector from the construction of ONE, the tallest residential seafront tower in Europe
Pafilia Property Developers and its consultants shared the technical experience from the process of designing and constructing its flagship project, ONE, in a presentation organised for real estate professionals, representatives of ΕΤΕΚ, Cyprus Architects Association and CYACE as well as government stakeholders. At 37 storeys, ONE will be double the height of any other building in Limassol and an architectural masterpiece, with positive influence on the contemporary architectural design and the real estate sector in Cyprus.
During the presentation, the company and its partners -a team of renowned architects, designers, engineers and specialists- demonstrated the engineering challenges they faced in the construction cycle of the project and how they addressed them.
The presentations were followed by an on-site visit, where the participants were informed about the progress of the construction works, which started approximately 14 months ago.
Under Pafilia’s coordination, architect teams from Atkins, WKK Architects and Eraclis Papachristou Architects, engineers from Burohappold Engineering, Meinhardt, P. Papadopoulos & Associates Consulting Engineers LLC and Georgiou & Zembylas Partners Ltd and other specialists like HBA Interiors, Marinos N Panayiotides Chartered QS, Intfire Cyprus Ltd, Seamlexity, Archtube and Stefanos Ioannides Acoustics have worked together as a team.
Mr. Eraclis Papachristou, speaking on behalf of the Architect’s team, said: “It is only reasonable to assume that the construction of the tallest building in Cyprus would involve a multitude of Architectural Design challenges on all levels. At the initial stage of design of ONE, issues such as the urban context of the building, the architectural definition of the façade, the geometrical complexity and the selection of resilient, long lasting materials as well as the appropriate bioclimatic design approach were all given high priority. Of equal importance issues such as Fire Safety and Acoustic performance both in terms of interiors and in relation to the environment have been successfully addressed. The pursuit of functionality touches on all design issues in their collective totality”.
Speaking on the progress of the construction works, on behalf of the supervising Civil Engineers, Mr. Panicos Papadopoulos mentioned: “The construction of ΟΝΕ is entering a new phase with the construction of piles, the dewatering works and excavation of basements, the construction of perimeter retaining walls, the construction of piled raft foundation and waterproofing membrane and the construction of basements having been completed successfully. At the next stage, construction of the tower's superstructure is expected to begin (utilizing a jump-form system), as well as other building and electromechanical works.”
Pafilia’s Executive Director, Evangelia Elidadou stated: “ONE is a unique development which brings to life our vision to create an innovative building of design excellence that will redefine luxury living in Cyprus and set a new benchmark in terms of quality, architecture and innovation. With the construction works progressing, we thought it would be useful to share with the professionals of the sector our experience in expertly handling the challenges of undertaking such a grand project. This way, we would like to contribute to the growth of the sector in developing new innovative projects, enhancing Cyprus’ image as a destination for foreign investment.”
Pafilia is a true pioneer in the Cyprus real estate sector and -with ONE- it has introduced innovative approaches in project development playing an instrumental role in the introduction of iconic high-rise buildings to the island. It has also been the first company to collaborate with world-renowned firms of the industry, and, being behind two of Cyprus’ most prestigious and largest real estate projects, namely Minthis and ONE, it has successfully positioned itself as one of the leading luxury developers in Cyprus and the Mediterranean region. Its bold approach, outstanding innovation and highly effective commercial strategies have placed the company at the forefront of the industry.