International architect target Cyprus for sustainable design
Pafilia, the Cypriot property company, has commissioned Woods Bagot, the international architecture practice, to revolutionise design standards on Cyprus. The Woods Bagot team is working on the Tsada Golf Estate and Resort, a development that will become a flagship project for Pafilia on the island.
The London-based design team from Woods Bagot is working on the Tsada project, entailing a 485 hectare (1200 acres) site which includes a 500-year old monastery, only 15 minutes from Paphos Town, and with panoramic views of sea and mountain. The development – which is scheduled to commence on June 2007 - will include a golf course, club house and residential development incorporating over 600 properties.
The development will be built to the highest sustainable standards i.e. minimisation of energy usage through natural ventilation, rainwater harvesting, solar energy and processing of waste water.
The Tsada development will adhere to Cyprus Tourism Organisation guidelines for water conservation and will look towards BREEAM and Energy Performance of Buildings Directive standards.