Nice Dream

Nice Dream is a mixed-use building located in the centre of Nicosia. It is metal clad rectangular prism that sits lightly on a curved glass plinth. The metal facade is made of vertical aluminum panels some solid and others perforated and movable. This design functions as a protective system for the building during the intense heat of the summer and as a way to regulate how light reaches the interior. This interesting game is visible both during the day when the building “closes” to protect itself from the intense sunshine and during the night when the building, in a reverse operation, “opens up” allowing the light from the interior to pass through the skin.


Nice Day adopted this mixed-use approach to urban buildings in some of its most iconic projects of late. In this case, Nice Dream accommodates retail spaces on the first two floors (ground floor and mezzanine), six floors are allocated to offices, one floor to a café and gym and the next six  floors are given to residential spaces. The design responds to contemporary society's need for buildings operate as a multi-functional cells within the urban organism and maintain an active relation with the city round the clock. 


Nice Dream is located at the eastern edge of the Nicosia “Cultural Axis”, a large area that is destined to become the epicenter of life in the city. In this area, many developments are being planned that aspire to actively engage in both the local and the international production of culture. Part of the masterplan’s vision is to connect many of the public buildings in the area with the rest of the city’s attractions which include the Pedieos Linear Park, the Medieval Walls and the Old Town and upcoming buildings including the new archaeological museum  in a way that encourages urban walkability, i.e. people to include walking and cycling in their everyday life. To do that it is planned to integrate in the existing fabric, open public spaces, parks, squares and pedestrian and cycling routes.


Specifically, Nice Dream is situated at the junction of Nikokreontos and Themistokli Dervi, a vibrant street full of life. To the east is a trendy area of the city, with venues that cater to the needs of a young and demanding clientele. To the west, the land gently rises to form St. George Hill where the new House of Parliament is planned to be built. Within walking distance are many landmarks of the new era of Nicosia’s development. To the west is the new State Theatre building, to the north the Leventis Gallery and to the east is the award winning White Walls designed by Jean Nouvel for Nice Day. Also, just a few minutes walk to the north, nearing completion, is the re-developed Eleftheria’s Square designed by Zaha Hadid and further north is the old part of Nicosia that lies within the medieval walls, a bustling area filled with cafes, bars and shops, the preferred playground of a young and multicultural crowd.



BUILDING   SPECIFICATIONS

The building – Description

This multi-storey building is composed of three basements where the parking spaces and the store-rooms are located, the ground floor with a shop and the mezzanine, 6 floors offices and 6 floor with apartments and one floor with mechanical and common garden areas. 

 Structural specifications

Frame:  The frame of the building will be of reinforced concrete and steel frame.

Masonry:
Some of the interior walls will be constructed of gypsum boards (dry partitions) and some of brickwork. The finish coding will be from Peletico. 

Roofing -Waterproofing- thermal insulation: 
Light weight concrete and insulation with tar paper sp thickness 4 mm on the roof. Thermal insulation with extruded polystyrene 70mm thick will be installed.

Floorings
Light weight concrete screed for ceramics and marble and grated concrete for the raised floor. 

Paint-work

Three coats of emulsion on interior walls in general. Three coats of emulsion and spatula on interior ceilings. Three coats of emulsion for outdoor use on exterior walls. Emulsion for outdoor use and spatula on exterior ceilings. Oil paint on the metal surfaces of railings. Oil paints in general will be applied in three coats (primer, undercoat and finish).

External works

General earthworks and concreting works for the shaping of exterior spaces. Construction of public pavement at the entrance to the building. Construction of public pavement at the building’s entrance.

External façade: The building externally will be cladded according to the architectural drawings.
 
Plumbing
 Gravity plumbing system consisting of copper pipes with a minimum diameter of 15 mm, sewage/drainage, drainage gutters on the terrace for rainwater. Water tanks at the basement sending the water to the roof and hot water supply system from central heating system with independent circulation pump for each apartment.

Mechanical works: 

Central under floor heating system for each apartment. Artificial ventilation for interior lavatories/bathrooms. Split-unit provisions for every shop and provisions for VRV system for the offices with the installation of the necessary piping, electricity supply and compressors.

Electrical works

In general electrical parts of European manufacturer. At least 35 free plug sockets to be included for each apartment and six television points. Each office floor will consist of 30 floor boxes, each one consisting of 4 power plugs and 2 structural cabling points. Alarm system, centralised fire detection system, structural cabling, A' quality video-phone system, electrical element in the water heater. In the kitchen all fitted appliances will be wired inside the walls by a heater switch, and there will be supply points for two ovens, an electrical hob, dishwasher and washing machine, extractor and refrigerator.

Elevator

 Installation of two 8-person panoramic Mitsubishi elevators with an alarm system in case of emergency.  Internal cladding from stainless steel and concealed roof lighting.

Metal works
Anodised aluminium windows and doors with double glazing.  Galvanized frames. Metal railing for the stairwell, verandas and the terrace. 

Wood works
Internal doors, wardrobes and bathroom benches with HPL laminated boards. Kitchen benches and wall units with MDF lacquered finish. Entrance door of the apartment to be ½ hour fire – resistant with timber veneer finish. The bench tops will be of techno-granite.

In general:  Letter boxes will be installed in the hall of the building, one for each apartment. A lighting rod will be installed on the roof.

The information in pdf format is a printer friendly file containing a brief description of the building, the plans to scale, the areas, the location map and the specifications. This file can be printed on A4 paper. For more detailed information please contact Nice Day Developments and request the brochure. VIEW PDF ATTACHMENT










FLOOR UNIT # PLOT AREA INTERNAL
(m2)
COVERED
VERANDA (m2)
UNCOVERED
VERANDA (m2)
YARD BEDROOMS PARKING REMARKS
Ground shop K1 125+60 3 SOLD
Shop K2 83+42 2 AVAILABLE
Ground Shop K3 110+70 2 SOLD
1st Office 101 319 24 1 Storage room 5 SOLD
2nd Office 201 309 40 5 AVAILABLE
3rd Office 301 309 40 5 AVAILABLE
4th Office 401 319 25 1 Storage room 5 SOLD
5th 501 309 40 5 AVAILABLE
6th 601 309 40 5 AVAILABLE
7th Garden+ Gym Common Area
8th APT 801 143 42 3 1 AVAILABLE
8th APT 802 104 42 3 1 AVAILABLE
9th APT 901 143 42 3 2 SOLD
APT 902 104 42 2 1 AVAILABLE
10th APT 1001 143 42 3 2 AVAILABLE
1002 104 42 2 1 AVAILABLE
11th APT 1101 143 42 3 2 AVAILABLE
APT1102 104 42 2 1 AVAILABLE
12th APT 1201 270 79 4 2 AVAILABLE
13th APT 1301 270 79 85 4 2 AVAILABLE
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