The Golden West Bay concept exemplifies a pure geometrical scenario tailored by a clear physical language. The diagonal cut of one pure rectangle and the sliding of the parts resulted in a striking, modern three-dimensional image. The two sliding parts challenge gravity and embrace one another through a joint. This innovative design approach creates an eye-catching structure that stands out from the rest. By forming this elegant and monumental silhouette, the building is seen to celebrate the strength of monolithic symmetrical sculptures which in turn symbolize power.
The Al Dana Tower is a ground-breaking structure with a breathtaking spherical conference room, in the shape of a Gulf Pearl, anchored at only two points and suspended at the centre of the building on the 20th floor. Resembling a Gulf Pearl (‘Dana’ in Arabic), it is this conference room that gives the Tower its name. The marriage of form in this tower depicts its design concept, using pure geometrical forms.
The shape of the school that we designed is essentially an arrow that shows the path that the couple God Zeus and Europe followed due to the myth.Our building is actually acting as a memorial connecting a myth with reality.We wanted to create an international shape, an arrow that will point toward the rest of Europe, origin and destination of the future students of the school and a constant reference of where Crete belongs now.
The Masterplan for the site includes the construction of six towers, viewed as a reference icon for the area. The residential tower consists of 90 units, with 3 apartments per floor; the units operate independently and only connected using a central service corridor. A typology is developed for each of the apartments and extruded into 3 towers; height variations forms a dynamic complex, avoiding monolithic massing. The parking structure works as a podium housing the 3 hovering towers and unifying the group. The main spaces have complete sea views, while service rooms look into the interior.
Fawsec Campus has been designed as a mid-rise building where a dense development would provide the best thermal conditions for the apartments and the exterior shaded areas. The long interior courtyard is split into different levels, where various open spaces contain sport and leisure areas. Open areas situated between the blocks are treated as interior educational collective spaces, where the whole community can profit from the surrounding individual knowledge. The living units in the buildings are mainly one-bedroom apartments for temporary lodging and short term residency.
The Cardiac Research and Rehabilitation Center is a heart disease specialized clinic. The specialties are distributed across multiple levels; with the laboratory and testing on the ground floor, the outpatient on the first and second floor along with a rehabilitation and research center. A unique module was developed for this center, connecting each consult room to two exam rooms with multiple accesses for patients and Dr’s maximizing flow efficiency. These modules are combined with interior courtyards, providing natural light and ventilation for all clinics and waiting areas.