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Proposal For A Transparent Museum in Cyprus Rethinks The Urban Square

06:00 - 7 August, 2017
Proposal For A Transparent Museum in Cyprus Rethinks The Urban Square, © Evangelos Fokialis and Pyliotis Alkiviadis
© Evangelos Fokialis and Pyliotis Alkiviadis

Responding to a competition brief for a new archaeological museum in Nicosia, the divided capital of Cyprus, a proposal submitted by Greek architects Alkiviadis Pyliotis and Evangelos Fokialis uses the traditional elements of the line, atrium and stoa to inform the composition of the envisioned landmark. Titled "Trigonica Simplicitas," the design of the museum is intended to form a new central hub, celebrating Cypriot history and culture through the synthesis of indoor and outdoor spaces on various levels to rethink the function of a museum.

Winning Proposal for Cyprus Archaeological Museum Celebrates Regional History

12:00 - 5 August, 2017
Winning Proposal for Cyprus Archaeological Museum Celebrates Regional History, © Fat Tony Studio
© Fat Tony Studio

Theoni Xanthi of XZA Architects has been selected as the winner in the competition to design the new archaeological museum in Cyprus. Composed of three layers corresponding to Memory, the City, and the River, Xanthi's proposal took first place in a competition that sought a new urban space to celebrate Nicosia’s history and archaeology. The project is situated in close proximity to the medieval city walls, enabling it to play a key role in altering and upgrading the existing urban and green spaces that surround it.

RE: Designs Copper Colored Concrete Extension to Cyprus College of Art

08:00 - 31 July, 2016
RE: Designs Copper Colored Concrete Extension to Cyprus College of Art, Courtesy of RE:
Courtesy of RE:

Paris-based firm RE: has recently completed the design for an extension and refurbishment of the Cyprus College of Art in Paphos. With the idea of continuation, rather than radical reimagination, the project extends the existing sculptural wall of the college, creating new carvings and sculptures from a series of hung perforated copper-clad sheds. 

Venice Biennale 2014: “Anatomy of the Wallpaper” to Present Layered History of Cyprus’ Capital

01:00 - 17 May, 2014
Venice Biennale 2014: “Anatomy of the Wallpaper” to Present Layered History of Cyprus’ Capital , © Michael Hadjistyllis, Stefanos Roimpas / Anatomy of the Wallpaper (2014)
© Michael Hadjistyllis, Stefanos Roimpas / Anatomy of the Wallpaper (2014)

Cyprus has been shaped by a tumultuous history. Power struggles between invaders, conquerors and colonial powers have all left indelible marks on the landscape, much of which can be witnessed in the island’s capital of Nicosia. 

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