In an effort to achieve a more holistic development of Latsia, the participation of socially active, culturally motivated and eager to learn citizens is necessary. Therefore, this second prize winning proposal by ECONOMOU Architects & Engineers + Georgios Artopoulos was designed to accommodate and create spatially organized activities and lived experiences, in order to host actions of collective learning and creative occupations relevant to the local natural resources, always aiming for the generation of a new, shared identity of Latsia. More images and architects’ description after the break.
Architects: Yiorgos Hadjichristou Architects, Petros Constantinou
Location: Aglantzia, Nicosia, Cyprus
Owner: Ifigeneia Kaizer
Civil Engineers: Hyperstatic Engineering Design, Antros Ahilleos
Mechanical Engineers: Andreas Florides and Kyriakos Athienitis
Electrical Engineers: Demetris Tsaggarides and loukianos Raftis
Builder: House masters lts, Christos Apostolou
Photographs: Christos Papantoniou
Architects: Petros Konstantinou, Yiorgos Hadjichristou
Location: Engomi, Nicosia, Cyprus
Collaborators: Veronika Antoniou and Joao Teigas
External collaborator: Alessandra Swiny
Owner: University of Nicosia
Constructor: Lois Builders ltd
Photographs: Agisilaou and Spyrou, Yiorgos Hadjichristou and Petros Konstantinou, Nikos Philippou
Development of the ‘GSP’ Area Winning Proposal / Yannis Kizis, Costandis Kizis, Thymis Dougkas, Gregory Patsalosavvis
At the competition’s program, the concepts square and park take turns, describing a project of multiple uses and of a mixed texture. The primary target of architects, Yannis Kizis, Costandis Kizis, Thymis Dougkas, and Gregory Patsalosavvis is the change of the scenery: a green land expanded in relieved territory, with strong character, with the dominance of nature, a new experience of a specific public space. More images and architects’ description after the break.
The idea for this concept of an urban park as a cultural threshold by Theo. David Architects evolved from thinking about the nature of urban space, the need to create an iconic multi-functional accessible park, a dynamic architectural point of reference as threshold for the evolving cultural and civic center of the polis of Nicosia, a European capital. More images and architects’ description after the break.