All along the watchtower - Architecture / Competition
Geroskipou Beach, Cyprus, 2017
From Works competition proposal for a public watchtower and lifeguard station seeks to create a new
vernacular form specific to the beach at Geroskipou; a solid concrete base becomes like an as found
ruin, similar to many classical ruins found on the
island, which is then topped with a lighter timber
construction that is open to the elements allowing for
uninterrupted views and a cooler environment on
A lifeguard seating area with small desk is situated
on the ground floor which can be closed at night
with folding shutters for security and maintenance.
A rear wrapping staircase leads to the upper deck
sheltered by a large overhanging roof which focuses the viewer’s gaze on the surrounding panorama.