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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 warmer days.

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.

Concept model

View from public watchtower

Site plan

Ground floor plan



Exterior view

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