Residential Complexes


Orion is a new residential development in Engomi Area of Nicosia, comprised of two 64m high buildings is placed within the context of a prospering neighbourhood. The emphasis on height means an increased common space being provided at ground level as well as greater distances from boundaries. These facilities are further enhanced through their proximity to public green spaces on the perimeter of the project. Access is from the less frequented Achaion street, reducing potential congestion and increasing the sense of privacy.

The plot itself and the location of the buildings within it are such that they minimize a possibly negative imposition on the domestic zone to the south of the site. The apartments are arranged so that a variety of views and orientations are taken in, including an extensive view of the Pentadaktylos mountain range.

Internally the residences are a neatly balanced composition of rectilinear spaces, their overlapping fields designed to draw in the notion of vista while physical divisions are kept to a minimum. The resulting experience is one of a positive charge released across immediate and distant spaces.


The emphasis on height means an increased common space and green areas
Facts & Credits

Vassos Markides Estates LTD


Engomi, Nicosia



  • Conceptual Design
  • Design Development
  • Supervision
  • Coordination & Project Management
Design Team

Eraclis Papachristou

Thalia Efstathiou

Ninos Karayiannis


Images by Fat Tony Studio