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Winning Proposal for Cultural Village Mixes Architectural Archetypes and Nature in Cyprus

Winning Proposal for Cultural Village Mixes Architectural Archetypes and Nature in Cyprus

Alkiviadis Pyliotis and Evangelos Fokialis have won Second Prize in the European architectural competition for the new Cultural Village of Lemba, in Paphos, Cyprus, which called for spaces dedicated to the production of ideas and art to support the expansion of the village.

Entitled Inherent Simplicity, the proposal centers on spatial arrangements of fundamental architectural archetypes, as well as “the importance of outdoor life, social osmosis, and the vital relationship with nature to the condition necessary to artistic creation.”

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Winning Proposal for Cultural Village Mixes Architectural Archetypes and Nature in Cyprus - Windows, Table, Facade
Courtesy of Evangelos Fokialis and Pyliotis Alkiviadis
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Courtesy of Evangelos Fokialis and Pyliotis Alkiviadis

As requested by the competition brief, the project utilizes both old and new buildings, creating a spatial dialogue.

“The forms of the proposed buildings display a distinct architectural vocabulary with regard to the existing ones, without any tendency to imitate the stone buildings or be consolidated with them. The tracing follows the natural incisions of the site. The slender building components are ‘touching’ the ground without leveling it. Solving operational needs and building spaces of exceptional quality is achieved with minimal intervention. In this proposal, old and new are conversing by means of an inherent simplicity.”

Winning Proposal for Cultural Village Mixes Architectural Archetypes and Nature in Cyprus - Windows, Facade
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Courtesy of Evangelos Fokialis and Pyliotis Alkiviadis

Generally, the proposal consists of three pieces—a square, a school, and a guesthouse—all of which will be used by the Cyprus College of Art. The main school building consists of three parts: three shear walls of rammed earth, two panels, and two rectangular prisms.

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Courtesy of Evangelos Fokialis and Pyliotis Alkiviadis

Learn more about the project here.

  • Architects

    Pyliotis Alkiviadis, Evangelos Fokialis
  • Location

    Paphos, Cyprus
  • Contributors

    Panopoulos Theodore, Xirokostas Michail
  • Architects Consultants

    Papaioannou Tassis (Professor in N.T.U.A.), Pyliotis Konstantinos (Π4 architecture)
  • Area

    2150.0 m2
  • Project Year

    2016
  • Photographs

    Evangelos Fokialis and Pyliotis Alkiviadis
  • Architects

    Evangelos Fokialis, Pyliotis Alkiviadis

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Cite: Sabrina Santos. "Winning Proposal for Cultural Village Mixes Architectural Archetypes and Nature in Cyprus" 09 Jan 2017. ArchDaily. Accessed . <https://www.archdaily.com/803165/winning-proposal-for-cultural-village-mixes-architectural-archetypes-and-nature-in-cyprus> ISSN 0719-8884

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