There are few projects that can claim to be as ambitious as the Daedalus Sports Theme Park. Located at a convenient distance from Nicosia, sitting at the foothills of the Troodos mountains it is at once remote and accessible. The agricultural landscape provides a potent environment in which to house a project of this scale. The expansive facilities, held together by accommodation premises, offer a wide range of unusual outdoor sports and activities. Targeting an international audience of adventurous sports tourists, it was paramount that it acknowledged the multiple aspects of such a development. The local agriculture, the environment, the flora and fauna, the very sporting facilities, the residential premises have all come to influence the eventual design. The landscape design, the anticipated movements across the site and the relationship between highly varied structures have all further defined the result. It is the kind of project that requires a sense of identity at many scales, from the stretch of the runway to the route from the changing rooms to the many sports facilities. The result, we anticipate, is a positively unusual collection of elements merging into a collective energy that is charged by the challenge of adventure.
Ayios Ioannis, Nicosia
Conceptual Design, Design Development
Coordination & Project Management