Cracknell appointed to design Le Plaza Del Mar in Cyprus

Merging the Mediterranean Sea with the exterior of Limassol Del Mar has been crucial to achieving an iconic beach resort style designed by Cracknell who have been assigned to design the landscape concept around the luxury Limassol Del Mar development in Cyprus. In particular, Cracknell have designed Le Plaza Del Mar, home to a number of high-end boutiques, international brands and five-star leisure facilities.

The partnership will ensure residents can enjoy outside space synonymous with that of a five-star hotel. The vision for Limassol Del Mar reflects the essence of the Mediterranean Sea in every detail from planting and paving to outdoor furniture layout, using curvilinear lines, reminiscent of water lapping at the development’s edge.

The landscape also includes curved walkways on the external footpath inviting people to visit the luxury retail outlets on offer on the ground floor, with elevated pocket gardens surrounded by water, forming intimate private spaces for residents and guests to relax in while sampling culinary delights and cocktails at restaurants and bars, as they enjoy uninterrupted views of the sea.

“We are thrilled to have the opportunity to be part of such a landmark project. We have taken a contemporary approach to maximise the incredible waterfront setting of Limassol with an innovative design that would enhance the experience of the end-user. Limassol Del Mar will surely become an iconic destination for people to enjoy for years to come, and invite recognition of the beauty, vibrant culture, and modernity that Limassol deserves.”

Fady Khalife, Group Design Director and Managing Director – Europe, of Cracknell

Located on Cyprus’ south coast, Limassol is the island’s most cosmopolitan city. With a 17km coastline of azure water and blue flag beaches, as well as a wealth of history and culture, it is a hub for both business and leisure. The Signature Collection at Limassol Del Mar is at the heart of this, overlooking the seafront, and only minutes’ away from the city’s foremost shopping district.

Limassol has been voted one of the world’s most up-and-coming cities and become internationally renowned for its vibrant nightlife and an array of cafes, bars and clubs to cater for all tastes. With a superyacht marina to rival the best in Europe, alongside historical remnants and the nearby Troodos Mountains the city is also home to some the country’s best private schools and designer shopping districts.

Images: Courtesy of Cracknell

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