During the study of the city could not focus our attention on the coastal area of Limassol. It is a vital point for the city and its inhabitants, both economically and socially, as a reference point. The Municipality acknowledging the important role has been recreated and offered to the public along the coast of the city as a promenade, sports and entertainment in accordance with European standards, in contrast to private-private initiative in the use of buildings mainly in tourism, offices and housing. The two disparate elements coexist with an ideologically invisible fence separating them.
Private initiatives operate at another level, in substance and in fact the opposite with the municipality and by extension the public, communal space. Economic development has been the city over the last decade has created fertile soil for the development of corporate logic and private interests, thus promoting the emergence of individuality and collectivity rather than the proposal comes as a solution to the current socio-economic problems.
Pluralism and cooperation for the common good of a society feel healthy practice with positive results especially in small communities. With this as a basis proto thought we decided to create a working model of the building where the operation will focus on actions and employee relations, partnerships and exchanges, thus creating a record of interactions available for all members. The individuality and hierarchy that usually exists in buildings work deleted, while highlighting the collective creation. We could call it as a system of "open source" where anyone can borrow him, him develop, modify it and to redefine with others.
Based on our expertise as architects, logic applies to a building intended for working professionals involved in the design and production of intangible resulting in material production through workshops.
The contact and collaboration between users laboratories and offices actually realized the existence of public spaces that serve as meeting points, generate new ideas and continuous exchange of communication. Adding shared building space to offices and laboratories interaction completes a system that dates back more as an entity in the city's waterfront. In the evolution of our idea, the system ceases to be introverted and just for workers and begins to converse with the world that surrounds it, since in addition to basic functions, spaces are added to the city as public.
So, you create a chain of relationships instead, according to corporate standards, start from the individual and ends up back on it, starts with the same base, individuality, passes through the collective interactions and leads to sociability. Namely, staff offices and laboratories contribute individually to a common way of thinking that goes into the realm of collective (building) and consolidated in the course of the social sphere (city), thus creating a complex and constantly changing system in the heart of the city.