Design & Project Leadership: Papayiannaki Design Works
Completed: July 2020
Photo Credits: DeC Audiovisual Photography
Café Central is a timeless hub of converging tracks and dreams uplifted in an intimate adult to adult environment. It overlooks the world renown strip of Ayia Napa, Cyprus and is adjacent to the Ayia Napa Monastery. It is part of Napa Plaza Hotel with direct access to the main street from its extensive terrace and to the hotel from the interior.
The Narrative presented acknowledges the importance of balancing the high vibe of the central street with the relaxed yet casual elegance of the hotel setting. Café Central was envisioned as a contemporary yet timeless space that would be inviting for the passer by, and enticing to the hotel resident. It operates as a café restaurant all day, and a lounge bar in the evening. As the center of attraction for summertime visitors, the aim was to create an attractive space that would also operate during the mild Cyprus winter months for the local visitors.
An internal garden area predominates along the back elevation and creates a frame for the impressive fireplace. The outdoors seating areas align with the greenery to provide natural open zoning. The theme bar wraps the kitchen and right side of the space. It continues outwards to the shaded outdoor terrace providing functionality for the users and visibility to the viewer from the outside. The Dias stone wall on the left side, installed with mastery craftsmanship, acts as the backdrop to the façade fountain. The oversized glass sliding doors join visually and physically the interior with the exterior spaces.