City of Dreams Mediterranean is Cyprus’ first integrated casino resort. It is the only one of its kind in Europe and is expected to be the largest and premier integrated destination resort in the region. A world class development and a landmark for Cyprus and the wider region, City of Dreams aims to enrich Cyprus’ tourism product. It is being built according to the highest sustainability standards and adapted to the natural environment of the surrounding area. Being responsible and accountable to all its guests, colleagues and stakeholders has always been central to the investor’s business philosophy.
City of Dreams Mediterranean aims to support and enhance the local community by promoting tourism throughout the year to mitigate the existing seasonality evident in the current Cypriot tourism industry. The investor has also launched a new sustainability & corporate social responsibility strategy “Above & Beyond”. With this, it commits to achieve carbon neutrality and zero waste across its resorts, including City of Dreams Mediterranean.
“We have a close working relationship with ADW and the expert advice they have provided has helped achieve the sustainability goals for the projects. It has been very helpful to involve ADW in a wide range of aspects of the project, and we look forward to continuing that as we move through the occupancy and operational stage.” Aristos Aristotelous, Managing Director, ELEMEC GBC
ADW were commissioned by ELEMEC GBC to provide a range of integrated and expert BREEAM support services including:
- Life Cycle Assessment (Mat 01 credits)
- Life Cycle Costing (Man 02)
- Adaptation to Climate Change (Wst 05)
- Adaptability (Wst 06)
- Material Efficiency (Mat 06)
These services were provided with the objective of achieving an Excellent rating under BREEAM International New Construction 2016. City of Dreams Mediterranean has now achieved its design stage rating BREEAM Excellent, scoring 80.4%. It is the first development in Cyprus to receive BREEAM Excellent.
ADW will also be providing post-occupancy evaluation of the project one year after occupation. This is a vital and important feature of the project, ensuring the building will be maintained at optimal performance. This will in turn, provide feedback for building owners and operators as well as important learning for the wider community.
Lessons and Next Steps:
ADW’s life cycle impact of the project and the carbon implications of various design strategies provided vital analysis and support to the client and design team. Life cycle costing analysis provided the essential accompanying economic case. Our work on adaptation to climate change, adaptability and material efficiency is important for any project, particularly for a project in the tourist and leisure sector that is aiming to operate on a 24/7 basis and aiming to attract high visitor numbers. It is also important for a large, multi-use project that is aiming to be a high-quality leisure destination for the Mediterranean region for many years to come. The post-occupancy evaluation we will undertake will provide valuable learning for the client and project team, as well as for the industry as a whole.