ZIKZAK Architects mark the successful completion of a project in Limassol undertaken on behalf of an international IT company. The architectural firm designed a new façade for the building under construction, with the distinctive and futuristic office exterior set to become a Limassol street landmark.
Meanwhile, given that the client has offices around the world, the concept of the project’s interiors references the picturesque nature of Cyprus, characterised by genuine materials, natural colours, light surfaces and rough textures.
“The project is very interesting,” notes project manager Anastasia Apostu. “The work on it was careful and long, but full of inexhaustible enthusiasm and imagination.
“We were inspired by Expo 2022, the green pavilion of Singapore, developing the concept of plant composition,” she added.
Indeed, the accent feature of the interior is the internal atrium with landscaping: a glass cylinder containing within it a lush oasis.
The first floor provides a sleek reception area equipped with a modern desk, lush plants in stylish stone pots, and comfortable seating for guests. Also located on the same floor are soundproofed meeting rooms.
As for the second floor, it is devoted to work areas: open spaces with multi-purpose modular furniture, meeting rooms and recreation areas. Classic workstations are softened by an abundance of greenery and design elements, such as a lamp resembling an imposing Greek god.
Finally, the third floor is designed for top management, with a hall of generous dimensions, as well as offices, meeting rooms and a conference room. The general character of the executive floor is sophisticated with a secular gloss. Its gleaming black surfaces, marble accents, leather with minimal splashes of bronze and gold, further add to the refined ambiance.
This is also the area where references to Cyprus’ striking landscapes and natural textures are most apparent, combining perfectly with the overall elegance. Natural, rock-like stone also decorates the hall, echoing the sea coast, as a source of desirable coolness.
Overall, the logistics and zoning of the multi-storey office are designed to enable each employee to feel at ease, remaining able to focus while working where it is convenient. Some zones are multi-purpose, for example, the ground-floor hall can transform into a co-working space; an intimate event hall can also host corporate events, internal meetings or any other high-profile events.
Ultimately, the relief wavey texture of the interior walls, reminiscent of the shore, raw stones, wood, lush landscaping and natural shades make the Limassol office a space where you can work productively, while simultaneously feeling connected with nature, and inspired by the island’s natural beauty – without even leaving the room.