preloadeer logo
Contact uselval-colour contact us
Cyprus

The Icon, the building with timeless design on the Mediterranean coast

The Icon is one of the tallest buildings in the skyline of Limassol. Inspired by the unique shape of a diamond, the building was designed to house residences with unlimited views of the Mediterranean Sea. The building's orientation and the three-dimensional inclined facades and terraces keep the morning and evening sun away from the living areas of the residences, contributing to its energy efficiency and the well-being of its residents.
 

The challenge

One of the project's main challenges was the material selection for the facade. Due to its high traffic, choosing the right material that would provide safety for residents and visitors was important. Equally important was for the project's designers to select a flexible and lightweight material that could be easily shaped into a diamond form.
 

The result

The architectural firm UDS Architects, which undertook the facade study, chose etalbond® A2, which, thanks to its core composition, is non-flammable and meets stricter fire standards. Additionally, it is an ideal material for buildings over 20 meters high and for areas with high traffic. The aluminum composite panel is a structural material that allows design freedom and superior technological features. Attractive and versatile, it was easily shaped and installed, adopting the form of a diamond, and bringing the architectural concept to life.

For the building's facade, the shades Anodized Look C33 and Anodized Look C34 were chosen, offering an elegant and unique appearance reminiscent of metallic finishes, complementing the contemporary architectural design approach of The Icon. Besides enhancing the visual appeal of the building, the colour palette contributes to its functionality; specifically, lighter colours like Angel White help reflect sunlight, reducing heat absorption and contributing to energy efficiency. Darker colours like Orbit Black, combined with proper lighting, highlight key morphological elements of the project, such as the entrance canopy, complementing the architectural design concept.
 

Print

elval-colour printer

Share it

The Icon, the building with timeless design on the Mediterranean coast The Icon, the building with timeless design on the Mediterranean coast The Icon, the building with timeless design on the Mediterranean coast
Manage Cookie Preferences
Brochures & Colour Guides