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meta[β]ole - Competition / 1st Prize

This project has been developed to create an outstanding-designed structure which functions as a multifunctional bench for sitting and quick resting. The structure is designed to serve the swimmers and other passers who stroll on the boardwalk along the Makenzie beach in Larnaca, Cyprus.

The form's approach has been sourced by the linear flow of the circulation along the beach and the triangular notion “stop-sit-relax”. On the intersection of this combination, the organic shape of the furniture is created, highlighting the dynamic of the moving flow combined with the range of alternative relaxing poses.

The resulting form is designed to be adapted to human body’s proportions and measurements, featuring “ridges and valleys” giving the sense of continuous changing motion in the boundary of a single organic gesture.

The proposal combines two phases of digital design and fabrication. At phase one all individual panels are cut using a laser cutter machine, while in second phase a bending machine is responsible for bending specified panels, creating the bench surface.

All other requirements and fastening equipment are calculated precisely and given in tables using a digital design process, reducing significantly the time of assembling procedure.



Design Team:

Andreas Y. Kyriakou, Fanos Katsaris


Industrial / Urban Design, Competition Winning Entry / 1st Prize


Mackenzie Beach, Larnaca, Cyprus