Hi-Finity Apartment Nice

Hi-Finity Apartment Nice

A futuristic combination of the Egyptian pyramids and the Hanging Gardens of Babylon, this ambitious apartment development runs along the Mediterranean coast near the city of Nice. In total the complex covers approximately 16 acres and includes nearly 1,600 apartments. Originally completed in the 1970’s, many of these apartments, have been renovated to spectacular effect using today’s latest modern techniques in order to take advantage of expansive outdoor terraces and breathtaking sea views.

The concept for this apartment complex emerged in the 1970’s when cCity  authorities approached famed architect André Minangoy to develop an ambitious real estate scheme that would help enhance the suburban area. The resulting scheme includes a landscaped park with four pyramid shaped buildings arranged in an amphitheatre type formation. The pyramids rise up to more than 70 meters in height. The development also includes a world class marina, spa centre and swimming pool, alongside numerous shops and restaurants.

In total, construction took nearly 25 years. The first of the four pyramid buildings was completed in 1970. The second building was completed in 1972, the third in 1976 and the final building in 1993.

One of these apartments was recently renovated by Architect Jan Nedved. This particular suite consists of a living room with a kitchen, corridor and three bedrooms - each with its own amenities. What is particularly remarkable about the apartment is the ratio of the internal and terrace areas, with the terrace area measuring about 25% larger than the interior area. Nedved remarks that blending the two areas together was a key design concept. The border between indoors and outdoors is only apparent in the case of bad weather, when the glass walls are closed. ‘It was important to create maximum interconnection between the interior and the terrace, which is actually almost the same size in area as the actual apartment and forms and essential part of the living space. As such, we selected the HiFinity sliding system from Reynaers Aluminium as the hidden frame and wide spans ensure views are always clear and open,’ Nedved says.

The result of the renovation opens up the apartment to views of the Mediterranean in a way that could previously not be technically achieved and shows that relatively simple interventions can be used to great effect. 

The success of this renovation further helps to ensure that the  project remains a shining example of luxury living in an exceptional location. 

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