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Palmyra is a high density residential development in Mauritius where the client wanted to use 2,743.55 sq m on a plot of 12,346 sq m. Affronting a river with hills forming a backdrop on the north-east side, the apartments are planned in a manner that orientates most of them towards the north-east.

Planned in four wings, each with four apartments, this 18 level residential development skirts the south-east and south-west borders of the site creating a large landscaped garden on the north east corner overlooking the river. Protected from the southern sun throughout the year, the garden is effectively kept cool at all times.

With temperatures ranging from 20oC to 34oC through the year, the planning creates apartments that need less air conditioning due to their orientation.

The southern sides of most apartments are shielded by walls with minimal openings that are orientated towards the east, west or north to maximise views towards the river and the hills beyond.

Each apartment opens onto large semi-sheltered balconies facing the river and the hills beyond, creating a transitional space between the inside and the outside. Cross ventilation is facilitated through the apartments by their planning in response to the south east winds that are prevalent in Mauritius throughout the year.

The large built form necessitated by the prevalent rules and the client’s requirements is fragmented into smaller blocks that are interspersed with 24-ft-high landscaped terrace gardens. These terraces form additional landscaped areas at the upper levels, overlooking the garden below and the river and the hills beyond.

Palmyra’s design creates an energy efficient building with cross ventilated apartments that are largely north oriented, large landscaped spaces at both the community level as well as the individual level and is scaled down by its architectural form to a more humane scale.

Palmyra is a high density residential project that overcomes the limitations of its height restrictions and large built up area, providing large garden spaces at the community level and at the individual level while creating naturally ventilated and cooler residential spaces in response to the climate of its location.

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I'm not a fan of the windows on the side. They remind me of the windows of the girls' residences at Tuks


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Mauritius-based Navos Property Developers Appoints Jaya Advertising to Design and Advertise it's Mauritius Project
PR Newswire
28 January 2013​
Real estate developer Navos Group has appointed India-based Jaya Advertising to design and handle 360 degree communications for one of its luxurious projects coming up in Mauritius.

Jaya Advertising, a leading design and branding firm, said that the agency has been appointed for brand positioning activities and conceptualization of innovative and novel ideas for branding of the iconic Palmyra project coming up in Mauritius.

The brand positioning will be centered on the Project named "Palmyra-Designer living now comes to Mauritius". This is a one of its kind challenging project in Mauritius with a mesmerizing view. The project is spread over three acres having 4 high-rise buildings project along with club house and swimming pool. It is located in Quatre Bornes and is just 30 minutes away from Mauritius airport.

For the first time, Jaya Advertising has come up with novel concept of adding 16 lifestyle features to be displayed on 16 terraces including music galaxy, sky gym, telescope room, cloud library, open dining area, first aid centres, karaoke room, sky bar and many more such amenities. The agency also recommended 11 global interior brands to partner in the project and deliver interior materials that will enhance and beautify the concept of luxury living.

Jaideep Gandhi , Chairman, Jaya Advertising, commented, "We are delighted to add a reputed real estate company from the overseas market, Navos Property Developers in our roster of clients and are confident of facilitating Navos Developers to get positioned in the appropriate way in the Global Market."

Schweta Appanah, Director, Navos Property Developers, said, "We are looking forward to work with Jaya Advertising on a new and diverse set of categories and creating powerful media and branding strategies for our portfolio. Our main highlight is to enhance the upcoming property."
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