Perched on a roundabout on the periphery of Nicosia, the Edge is a building complex revolving around office facilities which plugs into the urban fabric neatly. Its language and geometry lend it both a volatile energy and an increased definition of that sharp edge. Two volumes lean away from each other, rising out of a single podium plinth which houses entrance lobbies, conference spaces and a private cafeteria. The towers themselves house the offices themselves. Neat corners and a variety of façade depths render the two volumes independent, with the continuity of the low podium battling gently against this. The office volumes enjoy a complex geometry which creates a series of interpretations to the passer by. Their language is further informed by varied screens and shading systems on the southern side, ensuring critical solar shading to the interiors. Occurring on one of the most significant junctions in the city tapestry of busy roads, the Edge is designed to offer visual evidence of the event, especially at night when so much of each city appears to come to life.
Images by Scuares Studio