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Old March 1st, 2011, 10:33 AM   #21
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I'm very i'm favorably impressed by this tower. It looks amazing.
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Old March 2nd, 2011, 07:28 PM   #22
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jean nouvel's work always stands out, and this is not an exception
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An amazing structure for the amazing Cyprus!!!
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Old March 3rd, 2011, 09:37 PM   #24
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in which floor are we now ?

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Old March 3rd, 2011, 10:18 PM   #25
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se ida orofo vriskomaste tra ?
up to which floor are we now?

they are currently working on the 12th floor, the first windows are also being installed
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Old March 5th, 2011, 10:48 AM   #26
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New Nouvel Tower Rises In Nicosia
Published on 04-03-2011 by Skyscrapernews.com

Currently rising in the Cypriot city of Nicosia is a new tower that comes from the pens of award winning architecture firm, Ateliers Jean Nouvel.

The scheme is situated in the very heart of Nicosia on Stasinou Street, part of a virtual ringroad that encircles the Old Town and its ancient walls.

The 10 million Euro project is very obviously called Stasinou Nouvel Tower 25, until you realise it has 19 floors, not 25. In it, starting with the ground floor, will be retail, with office space on the floors above this, and then on the top ten floors there will be a mere nine apartments with the top apartment taking up two floors.

Each level of the building will on its north side, the one that faces the Old Town, have a full length balcony stretching in front of it to help maximise the views and the penetration of daylight. What makes these a particularly unique feature is that they will each be able to expand in and out on demand beyond the concrete decks they will sit upon.

The other facades of the tower will be decorated with a mosaic of square voids serving as windows. These are already clearly apparent in the emerging concrete structure of the building, and once complete will add a seemingly random pattern to the tower, particularly when seen from a distance.

The project is being constructed by Lois Builders for Nice Day Developments and will be completed in late 2012.

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Old March 5th, 2011, 11:29 AM   #27
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very good article, showing that the building is a major project in the area
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Old March 5th, 2011, 09:54 PM   #28
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Yes, up to now we knew 18 floors, now its 19
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At the center of Nicosia, Jean Nouvel Tower 25 will rise 19 floor slabs and will reach about 70 meters height. The project will cost about 25 million Euro and will be the tallest building in Nicosia inevitably making it a reference point for the city. This verticality in relation to the horizontality of the medieval walls and the moat that enclose the old part of the city sets the stage for a series of inversions that are characteristic of the building.

On the south facade large planting areas on each floor that run the length of the building are to be planted so as to create a vertical “green” screen modulating the sunlight that reaches the interior of the apartments. A natural brise soleil reaching the height of its vegetation during the summer months protecting the apartments from the intense heat of the day and shedding most of its foliage during the winter months allowing the sun to reach as much as possible the interior of the apartments. A “living” facade, now gently shifting in the westerly evening breeze of the summer, now bending under the heavy winds of the winter, now in bloom, now copper-brown, continually and imperceptibly being transformed in the cyclic movement of the seasons. A soft edge reminiscent of the cypress trees and cane-fields that were planted on the perimeter of the orchards now becomes part of the scenery of the city.

On the east-west concrete walls instead of creating a “bi-dimensional” image of nature, the surfaces deal with the technological in its most emblematic form: Punctured by a random array of openings sometimes glazed sometimes left open the massiveness of the walls is negated by the numerous perforations, an ethereal reference to the pixels of a highly enlarged image on the computer screen. The rough stones used in the construction of the medieval walls are reversed in function as they now become precise pixel-like voids. At night the-wall-as-a-giant-screen metaphor becomes even more literal and pronounced with the lights from the apartments randomly going on and off according to the inhabitants’ needs. The grid re-emerges subverted of its function as organizational and structural tool to become an aesthetic device.

Τhe “graphic” surfaces of the east, west and south facades give way to a dynamic three dimensional elevation on the north. One gets the sense that the building is expanding and contracting as the balconies slide in and out changing their width and depth. But even in the midst of this dynamism the facade seems to act more as a signifier than a conventional elevation. Here, at last, the number of floors of the building are revealed and the large balconies acknowledge the Mediterranean climate and the significance of spending time outside.

On the top two floors, a duplex apartment is organised around a central court-yard, a typology common to cypriot traditional architecture. The apartment is protected from the summer sun by three large shades set at different angles reminiscent of an “exploded” hipped roof which, perhaps, from a certain vantage point will again coalesce into a whole.
nice article about the tower
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Old March 9th, 2011, 08:02 PM   #31
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At the center of Nicosia, Jean Nouvel Tower 25 will rise 19 floor slabs and will reach about 70 meters height. The project will cost about 25 million Euro and will be the tallest building in Nicosia inevitably making it a reference point for the city. This verticality in relation to the horizontality of the medieval walls and the moat that enclose the old part of the city sets the stage for a series of inversions that are characteristic of the building.

On the south facade large planting areas on each floor that run the length of the building are to be planted so as to create a vertical “green” screen modulating the sunlight that reaches the interior of the apartments. A natural brise soleil reaching the height of its vegetation during the summer months protecting the apartments from the intense heat of the day and shedding most of its foliage during the winter months allowing the sun to reach as much as possible the interior of the apartments. A “living” facade, now gently shifting in the westerly evening breeze of the summer, now bending under the heavy winds of the winter, now in bloom, now copper-brown, continually and imperceptibly being transformed in the cyclic movement of the seasons. A soft edge reminiscent of the cypress trees and cane-fields that were planted on the perimeter of the orchards now becomes part of the scenery of the city.

On the east-west concrete walls instead of creating a “bi-dimensional” image of nature, the surfaces deal with the technological in its most emblematic form: Punctured by a random array of openings sometimes glazed sometimes left open the massiveness of the walls is negated by the numerous perforations, an ethereal reference to the pixels of a highly enlarged image on the computer screen. The rough stones used in the construction of the medieval walls are reversed in function as they now become precise pixel-like voids. At night the-wall-as-a-giant-screen metaphor becomes even more literal and pronounced with the lights from the apartments randomly going on and off according to the inhabitants’ needs. The grid re-emerges subverted of its function as organizational and structural tool to become an aesthetic device.

Τhe “graphic” surfaces of the east, west and south facades give way to a dynamic three dimensional elevation on the north. One gets the sense that the building is expanding and contracting as the balconies slide in and out changing their width and depth. But even in the midst of this dynamism the facade seems to act more as a signifier than a conventional elevation. Here, at last, the number of floors of the building are revealed and the large balconies acknowledge the Mediterranean climate and the significance of spending time outside.

On the top two floors, a duplex apartment is organised around a central court-yard, a typology common to cypriot traditional architecture. The apartment is protected from the summer sun by three large shades set at different angles reminiscent of an “exploded” hipped roof which, perhaps, from a certain vantage point will again coalesce into a whole.
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Old March 15th, 2011, 07:57 PM   #32
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the 12th floor is almost finished nd already the tower is noticable from the surrounding area and in a month it will become the tallest building in Nicosia
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Very nice tower, congratulations! Btw what is the current tallest tower of Nicosia?
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Old March 15th, 2011, 09:26 PM   #34
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there are 3 buildings of about 50 meters, we dont know for sure which one is the tallest since heiht of buildings was not an issue up to now due to the many restrictions in building high, these months the legislation will change and highrise zones will be established as the city needs towers immedietly due to the high prices and pressure on plots..


Nicosia Landmark Tower: this is a 40 stories Tower which asked for building permission and will most probably get it in some months.

other highrises wait for approval as well

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there are 3 buildings of about 50 meters, we dont know for sure which one is the tallest since heiht of buildings was not an issue up to now due to the many restrictions in building high, these months the legislation will change and highrise zones will be established as the city needs towers immedietly due to the high prices and pressure on plots..


Nicosia Landmark Tower: this is a 40 stories Tower which asked for building permission and will most probably get it in some months.

other highrises wait for approval as well

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Very impressive projects. Thanks for explanation
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Old March 15th, 2011, 10:09 PM   #37
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welcome if you have any questions, ask. although they may seem insignificant projects compared to other ones discussed in Skyscrapercity, you need to keep in mind that Cyprus is an island of a population of 800 000 and Nicosia a city of 300 000 and these projects (especially the Landmark) are significant
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Yes, I do understand it. That is a great development for a small city like Nicosia. I liked the idea of composition - square by Zaha Hadid and tower by Jean Nouvel. Great job!
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Old March 15th, 2011, 10:22 PM   #39
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i know, it will upgrade the area and increase the value of land in the area pushing for more highrises to be built
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Old March 16th, 2011, 02:17 AM   #40
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the tower25 project looks interesting project for nicosia city
i also like this one

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