Venice Architecture Biennale
Venice Architecture Biennale is one of the main platforms through which Cyprus showcases its achievements in the visual sector. This becomes all the more important this year, since 2010 marks the 50th anniversary of the establishment of the Republic of Cyprus.
, , . , 2010 50 . , , . , , ( ) , . ! Venice Architecture Biennale is one of the main platforms through which Cyprus showcases its achievements in the visual sector. This becomes all the more important this year, since 2010 marks the 50th anniversary of the establishment of the Republic of Cyprus. For the selection of this year's participation an open competition, sponsored by the Ministry of Education and Culture, and held by the Cyprus Architects' Association and the Cyprus Civil Engineers and Architects Association, resulted in the proposal at hand. Curator Christakis Chatzichristou (Assistant Professor, Department of Architecture, University of Cyprus) and Deputy Curator Aimilios Michael (architect) took the Biennale's theme (People meet in Architecture) as an opportunity to produce a rather unique piece of work since what is presented is a movie which is neither silent, nor talking but a walking one. I wish you a pleasant and exciting walk through it! Petros Dymiotis Cultural Officer Cultural Services Ministry of Education and Culture of the Republic of Cyprus Encounters: a Walking Movie By Christakis Chatzichristou (curator, assistant professor) and Aimilios Michael (deputy curator, architect) If, as we believe, a design project is a living `entity', then it passes through different stages before it is delivered to the public. This is the case with our project as well. And how could it be otherwise; intentions had to be translated into actions, and these actions produced data. The data were then allowed to speak, like another partner in the design process. And what our data told us influenced the evolution of our project. So, before explaining the end product any further, the initial text that talks about our initial intentions, the one produced before the collection of the data, is first presented. Before the data In People meet in architecture, who meets whom? why? when? how? coming from where?, going where afterwards? The meeting takes place for architecture?, because of the architecture?, in architecture?, which architecture? A meeting is never an isolated event but one of many knots that, together with the trajectories of the units involved, make up a rhizome which spreads in all directions. A unique story is discovered depending on the part of the rhizome examined. The spatial rhizome way to the Cyprus exhibition. The presentation is an architectural fiction movie. Architectural not only because its raw material are images from the built environment, but also, and mainly, because the montage techniques used to `stitch' these images together comment on the way the built environment is designed and experienced. Fiction because the architectural `story' told is made up by montaging together seemingly unrelated pieces of existing, remembered or proposed designs. Movie because the viewer is transformed into a navigator. In this `Walking movie' the images are found on linear lit elements of varying lengths showing routes and meetings between people, people and architectures, architectures and architectures. By rotating, some of these elements can `open' or `close', becoming parts of other, larger elements or stories. These rotating linear elements demand a degree of coordination among the visitors, creating the potential of a variety of encounters between them. `Watching' a `Walking movie' is similar to experiencing a piece of architecture. The montage techniques used to `stitch' the images together in the movie are analogous to the perceptual mechanisms at work when navigating the built environment. In both cases, this occurs through memory, contamination, layering, metaphor and association. The project was then adjusted to take full advantage of what the data offered. The process followed can be described in 4 stages: Stage1: A number of award winning Cypriot architects were asked to refer us to three other local architects, send us to one of their own projects and to a place in Cyprus not designed by an architect, and give us a concept that is important to them. This step was repeated with every architect subsequently mentioned in this procedure. A network thus emerged, linking all the designers together in a rhizomatic manner. Stage 2: All the projects and places mentioned were photographed and the images from each site were joined to create panoramas and other pictorial versions of the architectural entity and its content. The way the images were joined in many cases influenced the way the project looks since straight lines ended up being curved while space became warped. Stage 3: The plan of the exhibition area was used to design a rhizomatic configuration of linear elements in the space, some of which rotate, creating different alignments each time. Stage 4: The images from Stage 2 were montaged together in such a way so as to become the content of the rhizomatic configuration developed in Stage 3. By changing neighbours, the rotating ends compose a different image each time. After the data The initial intention was to present, through photographic images, different types of encounters involving people and people, people and architectures, architectures and architectures. However, hardly any people showed up in the photographs taken. Sorry! Architectures were there though, relating to each other in different ways. Some `seemed' to behave, others appeared naughty, some looked snobbish, while others felt more sensuous and amorous. What is offered here is the narration of such a story, in a setup similar to that of a movie theatre, where the lights are low and where the viewers come in contact with successions of bright images. Still, the linear and one-directional flow of the images in front of a static viewer is here replaced with a rhizomatic narration where the viewer becomes a navigator who can follow different paths, constructing to a degree his/her own experience while influencing the experience of others. These linear elements, being truly rhizomatic can be found crawling at different locations in Venice, `pointing' the The encounters it was a constant challenge to remind ourselves that what we were `stitching' As already mentioned, hardly any together were not only images or forms encounters between people have been but also spaces, times and concepts captured by the images taken. Still, while or visions. This was clearer the case the depiction of encounters of people in with the idea of creating mushroom-like architecture does not happen through the formations in the walled city of Nicosia, material exhibited, a number of different in portraying the memory of what was encounters do take place in and through demolished in the port of Paphos, or in the exhibition itself. The visitor is indeed representing the controversy over the warned that by entering the exhibition, church by Neoptolemos Michaelides. he/she may end up being engaged in encounters in architecture, despite the What on earth could the connection architecture, for architecture, but more between mushroom formations and importantly, because of the architecthe centre of Nicosia be? The answer to ture. Some of these meetings involve this question proves that nothing goes the visitor, the projects presented and wasted, literally as well as metaphoritheir architects, while other encounters cally. And we explain: a few months ago take place between the visitors thema friend invited one of us to a meeting on selves. This last type is encouraged if not mushrooms organised and hosted by the dictated by the rotating linear elements Cypriot mushroom club with its Greek which require some kind of coordination counterpart as guest. It took place on the between the visitors. basement floor of a hotel in Limassol, next to the gym. It thus just happened Another type of encounter occurs that the air itself smelled of chlorine and between the exhibited projects themfungi! The chairman of the event welselves. The visitor basically walks comed everyone by calling them fellowthrough `an architectural fiction movie fungi lovers! It was in this quite surreal which comments on how architectural environment that a piece of information entities `socialize'. The architectural was given, that at the time seemed inlandscape presented exists, but only teresting but rather useless: mushrooms through the montage techniques used decompose dead matter or waste which to create it. So, projects which are in they then use as food in order to grow. reality kilometres away from each other end up being next to each other while Not until we kept staring at the panel in some cases they even merge into one we created with a montage of different spatial entity.Rather than basing this buildings and spaces in old Nicosia that stitching together on the relationships the true value of this information was contained within the rhizome between revealed to us: the dying, if not already the architects, it was allowed to evolve dead or mummified areas of the walled more based on other, more architectural city could be rejuvenated by `allowrelationships or connections between the ing' some mushroom like formations or projects themselves. And while the arstructures to emerge. These could be chitectural story told is basically fiction, anything, from parking structures to huge it is at times based on actual spaces and rain collectors, shading devices or solar forms, and other times on shared histoenergy collectors. ries, collective memories, or fantasies of a more personal nature. Memory seems to play an important and perhaps underestimated role in arSome of the architectural montage tech- chitecture. And we mean this in a rather niques at work in the exhibited project fundamental way; the interior is usually were already active in the images taken, perceived after an aspect of the exterior while others were used more consciously has already been experienced and consein connecting the different parts into a quently registered as part of the building. whole. Figure... could be considered as a Another use of memory is in the fact first attempt to create a list of the various that the past of the place is a layer of its ways buildings and spaces relate to each present. This is strikingly the case with the port buildings next to the medieval other. While working with the material, castle in Paphos: the structures built after an architectural competition were demolished due to strong protests by a section of the public and replaced by what is found there now. Another case of a layered architectural entity is the Church of Apostolos Varnavas by Neoptolemos Michaelides; the admiration for the design by the majority of the local architects is overlaid or even overshadowed by the negative reaction from a significant section of the faithful who find that it disturbs the line of tradition, a concept so important in the Orthodox belief system. So, as in a conventional movie, it is through the dimension of time as well as space that the story of our walking movie unfolds. An important difference is that, compared to the spectator of a conventional movie, the navigator or walker of our movie has comparatively more control over the development of the story through the rotating elements and the choices made regarding which linear elements to follow, as well as over the rhythm with which it unfolds by setting the pace of the walking itself. It could thus be argued that the agency of our walker is greater than that of the spectator of a conventional movie. The importance of any piece of art is its closeness as well as its distance from the existing, the actual or the real. The piece presented here is described as an architectural fiction movie exactly because it aspires to be at a distance yet close to what architecture actually is as well as what it could potentially be. The montage techniques used may create a fictitious environment but the techniques themselves are very much real in the sense that they are responsible for the creation of our real physical environment, irrespective of whether, or to what degree, they are consciously used by the designer. Architectural montage is more of an activity that takes place predominantly in the mind. Architectural montage techniques: an incomplete list 1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 11 12 13 14 15 16 17 18 19 nterior space with interior space from one viewpoint. Memory use not required. nterior space with interior space through movement. Short memory use required. Interior space with exterior space from one viewpoint. Memory use not required. xterior space with exterior space through a building. Memory use not required. Different views of the same building. Short memory use required Exterior form with interior space. Short memory use required. Two buildings through an outdoor private space. Memory use not required Two buildings through a public space. Memory use not required Two buildings through absence of in-between space. Memory use not required. Two buildings through depth of view. Memory use not required Two different spaces through physical reflection. Memory use not required. Two exterior spaces through an in-between transition space. Memory use not required. Two spaces through a similar function. memory use required The contemporary with the traditional through controversy. Memory use required. The existing with the demolished through memory. Memory use required. Two different spaces through association. memory use required. Two different projects through association. Memory use required. The existing present with the planned future. Imagination use required. The existing with the potential. Imagination use required. 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The configuration of linear elements exhibited here is a meta-rhizome of montaged architectures derived from it. 1st named architect 2nd named architect 3st named architect The spatial rhizome he architects 01.Theo David 02.Stavros Oikonomou 03.Vasilis Ierides 04.Vakis Hadjikyriacou 05.Nikos Mesaritis, Marios Pelekanos 06.Eleftheria Sergidou, Vasilis Pashiourtides 07.Neoptolemos Michailides 08.Konstantinos Maratheftis 09.Chrysanthos Chrysanthou 10.Constantinos Constanti 11.Margarita Danou 12.Charilaos Kythreotis 13.Yiorgos Hadjichristou 14 .Epitessera Architects 15 .Zenon + Christina Sierepekli 16 .Athos Dikaios 17 .Eracles Papachristou 18.Charilaos Dikaios 19.Michael Kosmas 20.Charis Feraios 21.Mikis Zempylas 22.Paris Philippou 23.Marios Economides, Maria Akkelidou 24.Ikaros Ioakim, Andreas Loizas 25.AA & U 26.Haris Andrea H.J. Vassiliou 27.Phoevos Polydorides 28.Alexandros Livadas 29.Demetris Thymopoulos 30 .Gregoris G. Patsalosavvis 31 .Polyvios M. Michailides 32 .Floris Panayides, Aida Spinazzola 33.irwinkritioti architecture 34 .Cleanthous + Eliasides, Architects 35.Alkis Ioannides 36.Alessandra Swiny 37.Giannis Armeftis 38.Costas Koutsoftides . � --. . : . � . (). UIA INARCH ( ) ( ) . (, , , ,) - www.cyprustemples.com , 9 - . . . , Ph.D, , (, , 2002). , (1994). 2002-2006 , 2004 . , , - , : Journal of Architecture (2009), Grey Room (2009), Journal of Planning History (2008), rchis-Volume (2008), Journal of Architectural Education ( , 2007). Frederick. 2005. , , ( ). , , . , . , . Massachusetts Institute of Technology . Architectural Record, Business Week, International Design Architectural Design . 2003 . . . Biennale . . � I.U.A.V . Trimed Rehabimed. . , ICOMOS . �+ � ` . . 1978 2004. 2005 + ' . . Stephanos Feraios. He was born in 1978 in Nicosia and he studied architecture in the National Technical University of Athens where he graduated in 2004. since 2005 he is working in Feraios and associates office as an associate architect and he is an active member of the architectural association of Cyprus. Vera Efthymiou Parlalidou Architect � sculptor- ceramist- painter She was born in Limassol. Studies: Architecture Milan Politechnic Interior Design Milan Academy Ceramics- Painting President of Cyprus Architects' Society. (SPMAK) Representative of (SPMAK), UIA, INARCH ,Biennale Architects' Society of Venice Member of Disciplinary Board Architecture Committee ETEK TECHNICAL CHAMBER OF CYPRUS Aesthetic control Committee Limassol Municipality Member of Competitions Committees (Architectural, Arts, Photography, Monuments etc) Rapporteur - Coordinator Research Program published on the internet www.cyprustemples.com She is systematically involved with Art 9 personal exhibitions � Numerous Group Exhibitions. She has been honored by the Municipality of Limassol for her contribution to the Carnival. Secretary Cyprus Association of Potters and Ceramists. Panayiota Pyla, Ph.D., is an architectural historiantheorist, and Assistant Professor of Architecture at the University of Cyprus. Pyla holds a Ph.D. from the Massachusetts Institute of Technology (USA, 2002), and a Masters also from MIT, where she received the Outstanding Graduating Student Award (1994). Between 2002-06 she was Assistant Professor at the University of Illinois at UrbanaChampaign and Postdoctoral Research Fellow at Harvard (2004). Her research has been published in such journals as: Journal of Architecture (2009), Grey Room (2009), Journal of Planning History (2008), rchis-Volume (2008), and Journal of Architectural Education (best article award, 2007). Byron Ioannou is teaching Urban and Architectural Design at the Department of Architecture of Frederick University. He studied Architecture and Urban Planning at the National Technical University of Athens, obtaining a doctoral degree in 2005. He has taught in undergraduate and postgraduate courses at NTUA, Democritus University, Greek Open University and University of Technology Sydney (currently). He has participated in a series of research projects about planning, sustainable development and urban form. At the same time he has been professionally practicing these fields. He has also participated in urban design competitions with distinction. His work was presented in international conferences, or published in scientific journals or book chapters. Marios Christodoulides studied Architecture at the Massachusetts Institute of Technology and practiced in Boston where he worked on projects ranging from housing to urban planning. His work has been published in journals such as Architectural Record, Business Week, International Design and Architectural Design and was exhibited at the Museum of Modern art in Tokyo and Los Angeles. In 2003 he established his own practice in Cyprus. His work has been awarded in architecture competitions both in Cyprus and Europe. He has also taught at the University of Cyprus. He has previously exhibited at and curated for the Venice Architecture Biennale. Chrysanthos Pissaridis I come from Nicosia. I have graduated from the Venice University Institute of Architecture - I.U.A.V and have finished Specializations Courses on Restoration at the University of Padua and on Architectural Records, inventories and information systems for conservation in Rome. I have attended seminars within the framework of the EU programmes Trimed, and Rehabimed. I have established my own architectural practice ten years ago. I hold the position of Vice-President of the Architects, of Secretary General of ICOMOS and I am a member of the Disciplinary Board of the Cyprus Technical Chamber as well as a member of Scientific and critical architectural committees. I am the Editor-in-Chief of the journal "Architects + Engineers", and delegate of the Architects at the Union of Mediterranean Architects. Haris Pelapaissiotis Haris teaches photography and visual studies at the Department of Architecture, University of Nicosia. He is a visual artist and photographer and is also the founding director of Artalk � a voluntary non-governmental organisation, which organises seminars with international speakers on issues relating to contemporary art, aesthetics and visual culture. Prior to his re-settlement in Cyprus he lived in London where he lectured on photography at Goldsmiths College, University of London. He has contribute to a range of international art exhibitions and publications, most recently: `A Change of Air' with the audio visual project Urban Walker, Laden D�sseldorf, 2009, Bodypolitcx, with the video "let him watch" Witte de With, Rotterdam 2007. He is contributing to a forthcoming publication with a chapter on photography and city space. Selection Committee : 1999, . 2003 , . 2006, La Biennale di Venezia, . Commissioner: Petros Dymiotis graduated, in 1999, from the Architecture Department of the Aristotle University of Thessaloniki. After working in various architectural firms he was employed, in 2003, at the Cultural Services of the Cyprus' Ministry of Education and Culture. He mainly deals with the Visual Arts Sector and, since 2006, he has been the Commissioner of the Cypriot Participation at the International Architecture Exhibitions of La Biennale di Venezia Deputy commissioner: Angela Skordi graduated in 2000, from the faculty of architecture of the University IUAV of Venice and is currently collaborating with architecture studios in Cyprus and Italy. She participated with her graduating thesis in the 7th International Architecture Exhibition and since 2008 has been responsible for the coordination in Venice of the Cypriot Participation at the International Architecture Exhibition and the International Art Exhibition of La Biennale di Venezia. : 2000, IUAV . , 7 2008 �La Biennale di Venezia�, . : , PhD., . (BSc, 1986) (M Arch, 1991) Austin Texas Bartlett School of Graduate Studies University College London 2002. Pratt Institute 2010 American University Lebanese American University (2002-2003). : , , , , , . , , , , , , `'. , . 31 2007 (APL). 10 11 Biennale . Curator: Christakis Chatzichristou, PhD., is currently an Assistant Professor of Architecture at the University of Cyprus. He received his first degree in Architectural Engineering in 1986 from the University of Texas at Austin and a Master of Architecture in 1991 from the same institution. He was awarded a PhD. in Architecture from the Bartlett School of Graduate Studies at the University College London in 2002. He taught at Pratt Institute in New York (visiting professor, Spring 2010), the American University of Beirut, and the Lebanese American University (20022003). His research interests include: architectural theory, the nature of architectural education and knowledge, architectural design, culture and practice, domestic architecture, and the syntactic characteristics of space and their relationship with social practices. Through his designs, paintings and short videos he examines issues in visual perception which are central to architectural debates as well. Such is the relationship between figure and form or syntax and semiotics, subtraction and erasure, abstraction and layering, synchronicity and `synchoricity'. He examines Layering as a concept and as a technique in theory as well as in design education and practice. He was a keynote speaker in the 31st Conference of IAPL (International Association for Philosophy and Literature) in 2007. He received a number of awards in architectural competitions and participated in the 10th and 11th International Architecture Exhibition of La Biennale di Venezia. Architects & projects A : 2004, 2004. [ ] , 2006. 2006 IMA . . 2006 , . . , . Deputy curator: Aimilios Michael received his Diploma degree in Architecture Engineering from the National Technical University of Athens in 2004, where he was awarded the NTUA Silver Medal 2004. He received his Masters of Science [Interdisciplinary Postgraduate Course Architectural Design-Space-Culture] from the same institute, in 2006. He collaborated with architectural offices in Athens and since 2006 he is partner in IMA Architecture. His architectural work was awarded in architectural European and International competitions and was presented in architectural exhibitions. Aimilios is currently an Adjunct Lecturer in the Department of Architecture at the University of Cyprus, teaching courses in the fields of architectural design and building technology. His research activities have an interdisciplinary view and they focus on the areas of Bioclimatic and Energy Design, Integrated Architectural Design and Construction Design Analysis. His research work on bioclimatic and environmental architecture has been published in books, journals and conference proceedings. Curators T , . The short bio and project description was provided, in the majority of cases, by the architect. Theo David Architects + KAL Engineering Theo David Theo David Architects + KAL Engineering , GSP "Pancypria" Stadium and Athletic Centre, Nicosia 01 C.V. -- Born and raised in the United States. He received his Bachelor in Architrecture at Pratt Institute, New York. He continued his studies at Yale University where he received his Masters in Architecture. -- . Bachelor of Architecture Pratt Institute, , Yale University. 1967 o & . David & Dikaios Associates. To 1979 Chair of Graduate Architecture Pratt Institute. 20 Pratt . . , . New York Chapter of the AIA Distinguished Architecture Awards. Honors Committee . 2005 , . Master Plan . , , , . In 1967 he came to Cyprus and worked for the newly formed office of I&A Philippou as a collaborator in architectural design. He then founded, along with Athos Dikaios, the architecture office David & Dikaios associates. In 1979 he was assigned chair of the graduate school at Pratt; during which he founded and coordinated for 20 years, a summer visiting programme in Cyprus and Greece. In 2005 he was allocated president of the Advisors Committee for the University of Cyprus Architecture School, where he still remains a visiting professor. He has also been an executive jury member for the competitions which formed the Master Plan of University of Cyprus campus. Until today he continuous to teach, while much of his work is highly appreciated and includes projects in places such as New York, Romania and Middle East. In Cyprus he has built a wide variety of projects including the famous G.S.P stadium.(Venice Biennale of Architecture 2004-2006-2008, Leaps of Faith, Nicosia, 2005). Through its members, AA&U has won several prizes in Cypriot and European architectural competitions and has implemented projects in various scales with the work produced being published internationally. Stavros Oikonomou Nicosia Retail Market 02 -- . 1916. Royal Institute of British Architects 1948 1952 . 1960 . Terra Santa C.V. -- Important representative of the modern movement in Cyprus. He studied architecture at the Royal Institute of British Architects, 1948 until 1952 where he returned to Cyprus. In 1960 he founded his architectural office. Important works of his are, the Terra Santa school in Famagusta and Limassol and the Nicosia market place. Theo David Stavros Oikonomou The project as part of the rhizome The project as part of the rhizome Vasilis Ierides IMA Architecture , ( + ) Hellenic Bank, Nicosia (In collaboration with J+A PHILIPPOU Architects) 03 -- 0 1977 College of Europe, Institute R. Lemaire Bruges, . . 1980 2006 . Bauhaus . , . . 2008 Frederick, . C.V. -- Vassilis Ierides graduated from the Architecture School of National Technical University of Athens in 1977 and continued his studies at the Bruges in Belgium where he was specialized in the field of preservation and restoration of buildings. In 1980 he establishes the office Vassilis Ierides and associates. Since 2006 he is a partner in the architecture office IMA Architecture. He was influenced from the Bauhaus movement and its continuers but also from the Cyprus folk architecture. He acknowledges as basic principles of architectural synthesis functionality and adaptability, which he embodies in his implemented work. Today he observes the international developments with interest and critique note. Since September 2008 he has joined the Research and Teaching Staff of Frederick University as a part timer, with tutorship in theoretical and applied architecture. -- . . . , . 1995-2005 , , , , , . . ... Project -- HELLENIC BANK ATRIUM BUILDING The court is the main element of the composition. The atrium a characteristic space found on the Mediterranean residential space is the "partie". Work space with balconies are organized around the atrium. It took ten years from day one, in 1995, when we were invited by the then president of the Hellenic Bank Paschalis Paschal ides to collaborate. Three offices many architects and other engineers work together to deliver the building in 2004, Andreas Philippou, Alecos Philippou, Athos Dikaios , Alecos Ierides, Vassilis Ierides. A collaborative work that gave us pleasures, we mature and continue... Vasilis Ierides , Hellenic Bank, Nicosia The project as part of the rhizome , Vakis Hadjikyriacou Vakis Associates, Architects and Designers Columbia Plaza, Columbia Plaza, Limassol 04 -- 1953 . middlesex b.a(hons), (master of arts) m.a.rca architectural association (a.a) riba. Norman Foster , , K, , , , . , . www.vakisassociates.com C.V. -- Born in 1953 limassol, cyprus. Studied interior architecture and design at middlesex polytechnic b.a(hons), master of arts and environmental architecture at the royal college of art london, m.a.rca and architecture at the architectural association london (riba). Worked for Norman Foster and on returning to cyprus set up vakis associates architects that established itself as one of cyprus' foremost architectural firms currently engaged in a broad range of projects from residential and office development to civil, hotels, interiors and competition work. The design team of, architects, civil engineers, interior and product designers have a wide range of talent and professional experience in designing and supervising advance and well crafted complex buildings. www.vakisassociates.com -- 60 rootes singer, hilman humber. . , , , . `'look'' 16 . ' . T . , . Project -- This complex of buildings was built in the 1960's as a car showroom, office, service garage and spare parts depot by the cyprus agent for rootes, singer, hilman and humber cars. This transformation brought new life to the historic city centre of limassol town. Restaurants, venue centre, night club/ piano bar, shopping and residential areas share a central piazza with shaded outdoor dining. This contemporary complex with its 16meter high communication tower is now a focal/ reference point to the town. Only local materials were used and a tubular aluminum extrusion skin shade and protect its main body. The interior is dominated by wide oak timber floors, high ceilings and strong colours. Vakis Hadjikyriacou Columbia Plaza, Columbia Plaza, Limassol The project as part of the rhizome Nikos Mesaritis Marios Pelekanos Polytia Armos Sewage Board of Nicosia Headquarters 05 -- () 1973. 1977 1993 � � (, , , , ). . (19891991) (1992-2002). University College London (M. Sc., 1990). . � � 1993 . C.V. -- Nicos Mesaritis graduated from the National Technical University of Athens (NTUA), Greece (1973). He established his own architectural firm in Nicosia (1977) and as from 1993 he is the Managing Partner of "Polytia Armos" (architectural, town-planning, civil engineering, interior design, project management office). He has been awarded a number of prizes in architectural competitions. President of the Cyprus Architects Association (1989-1991), Chairman of the Cyprus Technical Chamber (1992-2002). Marios Pelekanos graduated from the NTUA, Greece and the University College London (M. Sc, 1990) He is a Partner of "Polytia Armos" since 1993. He has been awarded also a number of prizes in architectural competitions. He is currently the Design Team Coordinator of the firm. produced being published internationally. -- , . . . . . . , , . Project -- The first challenge was to achieve a contemporary intervention on a historical building in order to serve current needs without losing the values of traditional architecture. The second challenge was that old and new buildings should retain their historical footprints within the given historical environment. The third challenge came out when, during the excavations in the courtyard, architectural remains of buildings dated to the medieval period were discovered. Remains of the Oldest were restored. The Old building was supplemented. The New building was harmoniously integrated with the use of modern and traditional materials, methods and applications. Nikos Mesaritis Marios Pelekanos Sewage Board of Nicosia Headquarters The project as part of the rhizome Armon Choros Architektonikis , Olympic House and Park in Nicosia, Cyprus 06 -- � � 1995 , . 1965. 1991 D.P.L.G., (Ecole d' Architecture de Paris la D�fense). , 1993 D.E.A. �Jardins-Paysages-Territoires� (Ecole d' Architecture de Paris la Villette & Ecole des Hautes Etudes en Sciences Sociales). 1964. 1990 ( ). 1990 1992 1992 1995 Atelier 66 ( ). Eleftheria Serghidou and Vasilis Pashiourtides C.V. -- The firm "ARMON Choros Architektonikis" operates in Larnaca since 1995, by the architects Mrs. Eleftheria Serghidou and Mr. Vasilis Pashiourtides. Mrs. Eleftheria Serghidou was born in 1965. In 1991 she graduated as Architect D.P.L.G. (Ecole d' Architecture de Paris la D�fense). Afterwards, in 1993 she received the D.E.A. �Jardins-PaysagesTerritoires� (Ecole d' Architecture de Paris la Villette & Ecole des Hautes Etudes en Sciences Sociales). Mr. Vasilis Pashiourtides was born in 1964. In 1990 he graduated as Architect Engineer (National Technical University of Athens). From 1990 to 1992 he worked with "Domisi Ltd" and from 1992 to 1995 he worked with the "Atelier 66" (Suzanna and Dimitris Antonakakis) in Athens. -- : � . � . � . � � � � . -, , . Project -- The following three fundamental considerations were addressed: � The global dimension inherent in the encouragement and inculcation of the Olympic spirit. � The historical dimension of preserving and reviving of the venerable institution of great antiquity. � The athletic dimension that pursues training of "body and spirit" in equal measure. It was felt that the shifts from "individual to collective" and from "ancient to modern" could be achieved by means of architectural transitions, and thus be translated into the layout of the building in plan and its dialogue with the ground in section respectively. On master plan the concord of body and spirit was reflected en the concord of built and nonbuilt, of edifice and park. Olympic House and Park in Nicosia The project as part of the rhizome Neoptolemos Michailides 07a , St. Varnava Church, Nicosia 07b Apartment Building of Alexandros Demetriou -- , . 1920 40, , Gio Ponti Bruno Zevi. . , , , , , 1952. , 1965. 1993. C.V. -- Important repressentative of the modern movement in Cyprus, with a strong personal style. He studied in Milan at the begining of the 40's, under great architects like Gio Ponti and Bruno Zevi. He returned to Cyprus after the end of WWII. His first built work, house in Kanthou 1952, becomes an important medium to observe the use of simple forms, and the absence of any historical reference, decorative or symbolic elements. His own private house in Nicosia, is considered to be masterpiece which exemplifies the peak of his creative career. Konstantinos Maratheftis 08a Audit Office of the Republic of Cyprus 08b Shacolas Emporium Park, Nicosia Shacolas Emporium Park, , & . . -- . 1980. , , , , Shacolas Emporium Park (70.000�) (10.000�). C.V. -- K. Maratheftis graduated from Universita Degli Studi Di Firenze in 1980. He designed many public, commercial, educational, cultural and residential projects, such as the commercial centre of Shacolas Emporium Park (70.000m�) and the Building Complex of the Social Activities of the University of Cyprus (10.000m�). He won several awards such as the second prize for the Supreme Court Building and the second prize of the Building for the Faculty of Science and Technology of the University of Cyprus. He was a member of the Jury for the international architectural competition for the Headquarters of the European Council and the Council of Ministers of the European Union. -- 2004-2006 / / , 5.300.000 13502. , 131 . , , , . . . Project --The Audit Office of the Republic of Cyprus was built 20042006 with the Built / Operate / Transfer method and was selected through an architectural competition, with a total cost 5.300.000 and 1350 m2 total area. It consists of four floors with office spaces, common areas at the ground floor with a multi-purpose Hall and a cafeteria and two underground parking areas of 131 places. The office spaces were arranged in two wings, connected horizontally and vertically by the central core of circulation. The bioclimatic design principles played a major role in the design of the whole project, which defined its shape. The design aim was to allow the external environment to penetrate the internal spaces. Neoptolemos Michailides Konstantinos Maratheftis Audit Office of the Republic of Cyprus The projects as parts of the rhizome The project as part of the rhizome . & Eracles Papachristou � Architects Chrysanthos Chrysanthou C. E. Chrysanthou & Associates Eracles Papachristou Eracles Papachristou � Architects 09a--17a University of Cyprus, Students Residence 09b--17b University of Cyprus, Sports Hall -- 1956. City University of New York . �. & � 1986. 1972. Bartlett School of Architecture U.C.L. � � 1999. . : � 1999 � 2004. ' � 2002 � 2008 ' � 2004 ' � 2010 C.V. -- Chysanthos Chrysanthou was born in Nicosia in 1956. He received his diploma in Architecture and Landscape Architecture in City University of New York. The Architectural practise C. E. Chrysanthou & Associates was established in 1986. Eracles Papachristou was born in Nicosia in 1972. He graduated from Aristotle University of Thessaloniki, School of Engineering, Department of Architecture, while he acquired his M.Arch degree in the Bartlett School of Architecture, U.C.L. Eracles Papachristou � Architects was established in 1999. The two practices have collaborated in a lot of projects and competition winning a sense of prizes and distinctions. Among them: University of Cyprus, Students Residence � 1st prize in competition, design 1999. University of Cyprus, Sports Hall, 1st prize in competition, design 2002. Ministry of defence � Main building 1st prize, competition 2004 Paphos City entrance � competition for Roundabout Entrance Landscape proposal, design 2010. -- a , , . , , , . , , , , , , , . Project -- a A design that evolves around the notions of the individual within the anonymous enormity of the crowd, the description, definition and constraint of space and the creation of noteworthy elements and events that inform that transform a greater whole. Accommodation is always an exercise in transcending scales, in allowing the individual space and identity enough without losing the context of the larger organism. To this effect the design focuses around the creation of highly individual volumes, variegated and described through material, texture, levels, volumes and location. Further ingredients are provided through the mature of place, with framed views and smaller escapes offering a sense of location and scale. -- b , ... . ... ( ) , , , , , � , , , , . , . Project -- b The University of Cyprus - Sports Hall sits as an almost cumbersome volume against the bank behind it, its roof at once weighty and elevated...hovering over it. Gestures are large... (seen at distance) and are then subsequently informed... deformed by a smaller scale of interrupting, fragmenting rhythms: the protruding shading devices along the western fa�ade, the detail in the glazed surfaces, the gleaming railings that slope in to draw one towards the inner volume, the underbelly of the roof evolving from the deep shadows as an exposed, contorted structure. The weight of the design evolves into a folded surface in the form of the roof that extends its reach across to the external sports facilities that form an integral port of the entity. University of Cyprus, Students Residence Chrysanthos Chrysanthou Eracles Papachristou University of Cyprus, Sports Hall The projects as part of the rhizome K Ena Pros Ekato Constantinos Constanti Ena Pros Ekato Constanti Architects Office Building in Nicosia 10 -- (1968) msc/arch/ . ena pros ekato 2002. , . , , , , .. C.V. -- Constantinos Constanti (b.1968) studied architecture and received a master of science degree in architecture from the University of Architecture in Sofia. He founded Ena pros ekato Constanti architects in icosia 2002. The main focus of the practice is the balance between the architectural design, aesthetics quality of space and the environment. He has designed and supervised various architectural projects including public and private buildings such as residential complexes, private hospitals, luxury dwellings and villas, commercial buildings, exhibitions spaces, tourist resorts etc. -- H . H , , . . ( ), . , , . . (fair face) . Project -- The defining search of the shape and form of the buildings was supported with the intention, for both structures to develop to a point of reference, to the rest of the area and surroundings. The ideology and architectural intent is expressed with clear forms, volumes and shapes in order the buildings, to create a unique identity and statement through time, in the urban environment. The sensitivity for a compositional approach of two functional entities has been a key issue to the design proposal. The linearity of the office building, a clear volume which transcends in the city settings. The creation of a linear continuous facade has helped to empower the character of the area as a commercial axis, which was one of our main objectives. Glass and fair face concrete are the main materials for the external of the building. K Constantinos Constanti Office Building in Nicosia The project as part of the rhizome Margarita Danou Athletic Park at the old GCO stadium in Limassol 11 -- H 1965. Architectural Association Diploma in Architecture 1990. 1991 . EUROPAN 3 of CAMPI BIZENCIO . . Mies Van Der Rohe `he Phaidon tlas of World Contemporary architecture, ` Detail of Contemporary World Landscape Architecture ` ` '. C.V. -- Margarita Danou was born in Nicosia in 1965. She studied architecture at the Architectural Association in London and received AA Diploma in Architecture in 1990. In 1991 she established her professional practice and since then she has designed a wide range of projects and was awarded several prizes in architectural competitions. Winning designs include the uropean Architectural Competition EUROPAN 3 for the city of CAMPI BIZENCIO in Italy and The New Athletic Park of GSO in Limassol. Her work has been published in local and international publications and periodicals including `The Phaidon Atlas of Contemporary world Architecture' and `Details of Contemporary World Landscape Architecture'. In 2004 she was jointly awarded the Cyprus State Prize of exceptional Architectural Work for the Voroklini Coastal Promenade, with Sevina Floridou. -- / , , . , , . , . Project -- Margarita Danou was born in Nicosia in 1965. She studied architecture at the Architectural Association in London and received AA Diploma in Architecture in 1990. In 1991 she established her professional practice and since then she has designed a wide range of projects and was awarded several prizes in architectural competitions. Winning designs include the uropean Architectural Competition EUROPAN 3 for the city of CAMPI BIZENCIO in Italy and The New Athletic Park of GSO in Limassol. Her work has been published in local and international publications and periodicals including `The Phaidon Atlas of Contemporary world Architecture' and `Details of Contemporary World Landscape Architecture'. In 2004 she was jointly awarded the Cyprus State Prize of exceptional Architectural Work for the Voroklini Coastal Promenade, with Sevina Floridou. Margarita Danou Athletic Park at the old GCO stadium in Limassol The project as part of the rhizome Charilaos Kythreotis Kythreotis and ssociates 12a RAI RAI Office Building 12b , The Cyprus National Theatre, Nicosia -- Architectural Association 1993 . 2004 , , . C.V. -- He graduated from the Architectural Association London and he returned to Cyprus in 1993 where he joined the Kythreotis and associates office. In 2004 Charilaos Kythreotis won the Cyprus architects Association award for Public Architecture, which is given every four years, for the Union of Journalists building in Nicosia, that was completed on the same year. Charilaos Kythreotis The project as part of the rhizome Yiorgos Hadjichristou , 2 Residence, 2 appartments and a private institute in Aglantzia 13 -- , , , . , . . , , - . C.V. -- Yiorgos Hadjichristou is a practicing architect in Nicosia with studies in Kiev. Ukraine and Kyoto, Japan, while participating in various courses and seminars in a series of other countries. Having participating in various exhibitions and competitions, he is a recipient of a number of prizes, national and international ones. He has been working in collaboration with various architects and artists in a wide range of projects, researches which vary from small furniture to town planning project. Apart form his private practice He is currently teaching at the Architecture Programme of the University of Nicosia, where he holds the position of the cohead of the Architecture Department. -- : , 2 . : . `' , . . , . Project -- The building was constructed to accommodate the housing needs of the family Kaizer: a ground floor residence, 2 apartments on the 1st floor, and a small private institute on the lower level of the plot. The spaces function in an introverted organization, through an arrangement of the spaces around a courtyard. The functions are enveloped by a unified shell of reinforced concrete -a cube which is carved like a sculpture with notches (openings) . All the openings can be closed by shading panels that slide along the external surface of the shell, creating that way small courtyards. Architects: Yiorgos Hadjichristou and Petros Constantinou 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, Location: Aglantzia, Nicosia, Cyprus, Cost: 766 300 euros Photos: Christos Papantoniou, Petros Constantinou and Yiorgos Hadjichristou Yiorgos Hadjichristou , 2 Residence, 2 appartments and a private institute in Aglantzia The project as part of the rhizome George Georgiou George Paroutis Elena Parouti Maria Charalambidou Epitessera Architects - School of Fine and Applied Arts AIGAIA 14 C.V. -- Year of Foundation: July 2002 Competitions: Lyceum Dasoupolis Nicosia 2010, 2ND Prize CYTA Bulding Larnaca 2002, 2ND Prize Palais de Sport Limassol 2000, 2ND Prize Students Hall (Phase 1st) Nicosia 1998, 2ND Prize Port Terminal Building Limassol 2004, 3RD Prize The Journalist House 1998, 3RD Prize Science Building-The English School Nicosia 2001, 3RD Prize Government Prize for Architecture: George Paroutis,Maria Charalambidou 2004, 1ST Prize Exhibitions: Biennalle Di Architettura 2006, Venezia -- : 2002. : 2010, 2 ... 2002, 2 2000, 2 1 1998, 2 2004, 3 1998, 3 2001, 3 : , 2004, 1 : 2006, -- , , , . , . . A . H , . , , , , , , . , , , , �� Project -- The old mansion in the Ayioi Omologites neighbourhood, is renovated and a new three � storey steel construction, is connected with it. The new building of the School of Fine and Applied Arts AIGAIA, links the past with the future at all levels, in the present. The new building, stands next to the old through an entirely harmonious dialogue created between them. Dark grey on white paper. The extension deliberately creates black and white photography, an ideal background from which it emerges the colour palette of art. The central courtyard patio, organize school functions, areas of expansion at all three levels, basement, ground floor and first floor. The light, air and earth, spread throughout the building, such as the idea of "Aigaia". , , , George Georgiou, George Paroutis, Elena Parouti, Maria Charalambidou - School of Fine and Applied Arts AIGAIA The project as part of the rhizome + Zenon + Christina Sierepekli Science Building at The English School Nicosia 2 (+ / ) 2nd Avgorou Elementary School (+ Marios Economides/Zenon Sierepeklis) 15 C.V. -- Zenon Sierepeklis was born in Pafos in 1947. Since 1980 he lives and works as an Architect in Nicosia, Cyprus. He has studied Architecture in the Faculty of Architecture at the University of Rome (1976�1981). He has won and been distinguished in twenty three (23) Architectural Competitions. He has been granted twice the Cyprus State Award for Architecture in the category of "Best Architectural Work" for the projects: Public Primary School of Avgorou in 1998 and the New Science Building at the English School in Nicosia, in 2007. -- 1947. 1981. 1981 . 23 , �� 5 Mies Van Der Rohe Awrd 1997. 2008 . , . 1987. . : "66+2" (ISBN 99639342-0-X) 1997 2008 Mies Van Der Rohe Awrd. 2008 . He has been awarded the Architectural Award of Cyprus Architects Association (CAA) in 2008. His work for the Public Primary School of Avgorou (in collaboration with M. Economides) has been selected for the list of finalists of the 5th Mies Van der Rohe Award in 1997 and has been included in the relevant publication. Alongside with Architecture he engages in photography and sculpture. He has realised seven exhibitions of his photographic work and has participated in several others (Group exhibitions). He has published a book - album in photography titled: "6 X 6 + 2" with his own black & white artistic photographs. He has been appointed as one of the Mies Van der Rohe Award Experts for Cyprus. He is a Professor of Architecture at the University of Nicosia Cyprus. -- , DNA. , . . . , ' . . , . , , , , . Project -- The setting out of the Science Building can be transcended in the DNA helix. It borrows its geometry and shapes from the sciences of Physics, Chemistry and Biology. The proposed morphology and building arrangement recall the molecular structure of matter. As if we are standing in front of the magnifying glass of a microscope. The stoa, like the spine crosses the building from end to end. On the stoa, stairs, ramps and all other spaces are organically assembled in a way that the stoa is not just a passage but a multidimensional router that enriches the overall experience and calls for your attention. Edges, light shafts, reference points and other elements enrich the overall kinaesthetic experience that results through the movement of the body in architectural space. Zenon Sierepeklis Christina Zachariadou Sierepekli Science Building at The English School Nicosia The projects as part of the rhizome -- H 30.1.1962. University of Texas, University College London (UCL) MSc in Architecture � Building Economics and Management. . 10 2007, , . C.V. -- Christina Zachariadou Sierepekli was born in Nicosia on 30.1.1962. She has studied Architecture at the University of Texas in the USA and continued her studies at the University College London (UCL) where she received the degree MSc in Architecture - Building Economics and Management. Today she works at the Campus Development Office of the University Cyprus and is involved in the planning and development of the building facilities of the University of Cyprus and the promotion of Architectural Competitions. For a period of 10 years she maintained a private architectural practice with Zenon Sierepeklis. In 2007 she was recipient of the Cyprus Government Architecture Award, for the Science Building of the English School, in Nicosia. Athos Dikaios Athos Dikaios & Associates Universal Universal Tower -- Athos Dikaios B.A (Hons) Arch. RIBA, Principal 1966, , . -- Universal 1985 - S.G. Besant Roberts, City Architects, Universal Life. , C.B. PEARSON Son & Partners, & A , . 1973 . & (DDA) . , , & , 1985. . , , , . , . . - . Pratt . Universal 17 12 . . 16 Athos Dikaios Project -- The tower of Universal has been built in 1985 in Nicosia and it accommodates the offices of the Insurance Company Universal Life. The process of assignment was via proclamation of a closed competition after the intention of the clients to create a building of high level regarding all aspects. With these data it was judged that there was an opportunity to crate a building that will establish new standards for the Architecture in the centre of the city. The height of building was limited by the plot area ratio because of the small size of the plot. This was an opportunity to take advantage of the allowed height limit leaving open the first floor and below. In the ground floor the proposed creation of free space is suitably shaped for use by the public. The building allocates a pioneering system of natural ventilation which is based on the principle of creation of indirect natural current air in the offices. This is achieved via ventilators which extended above the four corners of the building, transporting fresh air into the spaces of the offices. The tower of Universal was the first building which had suspended floors with The project as part of the rhizome C.V. -- ATHOS DIKAIOS B.A (Hons) Arch. RIBA, Principal Upon graduating from the University of Manchester in 1966, Athos Dikaios, gained experience in major Architectural offices in the private and public sector. He commenced his professional career at S.G. Besant Roberts, City Architects, Manchester, C.B. Pearson Son & Partners, Manchester and J&A Filippou in Nicosia, Cyprus. In 1973 he was a founding partner of David & Dikaios Associates (DDA) in Nicosia, subsequently forming, Athos Dikaios & Associates, in 1985. The office is comprised of young and experienced architects and designers, draughtsmen with a rich portfolio of residential, commercial, public and governmental work in Cyprus and abroad. Athos Dikaios has given lectures at the Higher Technical Institute and the American Centre in Nicosia and the Pratt Institute of New York. His work has been exhibited internationally and featured in several magazines and publications. Universal Universal Tower Charilaos Dikaios 18 Michael Kosmas Michael Cosmas Architecture 17 House 17 19 -- . 1943. , . C.V. -- Important representative of the modern movement in Cyprus. He studied architecture in Paris until 1943 where he returned to Cyprus. Important works of his are, the Rialto cinema/theatre in Limassol, the Kiouppi court in old Nicosia and the Cooperative Central Bank in Nicosia. -- 2001, . , . , Europan 7 () Nice Day Developments . Graduate School of Design Harvard, AA School of Architecture. MCA, , "Project on the City" Rem Koolhaas C.V. -- Michael Cosmas Architecture was founded in 2001, in Nicosia. The practice maintains a portfolio that includes projects ranging from residential to mixed-use commercial, and has received significant recognition, winning amongst others the first prize in Europan 7 (Greece) and the first prize in the NiceDay Developments invited competition for a new office tower in Nicosia. Michael Cosmas carries a Masters degree from Harvard's Graduate School of Design, and a Diploma in Architecture from the AA School of Architecture. Prior to forming MCA, Michael has practiced in London and the United States, and has participated in a number of research projects including Rem Koolhaas' "Project on the City". -- 3002 , , , , ( ) . , , �� , �� , . , , , , , , , . Project -- The brief called for an approximately 300m2 plus basement residence, with living spaces, kitchen, four bedrooms and a study, for a couple with their two (now three) young children. The uncommon for the area linearity of the plot, along with the topographical complexity of the site, provided the necessary grounds for the resetting of the banality of the brief, allowing for the `ordinary' to confront moments of spatial, geometric and programmatic complexity. The ground is left as is, tucked-in in the perimeter concrete walls, while the building, rises, ducks or hovers over it, to set up different interior-to-ground conditions, distant or immediate, formal or casual. Charilaos Dikaios Michael Kosmas 17 House 17 The project as part of the rhizome + Charis Feraios + Yiorkio 20 Mikis Zempylas 21a -- 35a , ( ) Cyprus Central Bank, Nicosia (In Collaboration with Alkis Ioannidis) 21b -- 35b Apartment Building in Nicosia -- , . 1937, . 60 . 1967 . , . 1991. C.V. -- Important representative of the modern movement in Cyprus, with a strong personal style. He was born in 1937 and studied architecture in Stockholm, Sweden. Since the beginning of the 60s he is involved in Cyprus and abroad with major tourism and other projects. On 1967, he returned to Cyprus. Important works of his is the building of the Central Bank of Cyprus in Nicosia. He died in 1991. -- 1940. 1965 () .. 1971. 1973 , . 2000 . . . C.V. -- He was born in Cyprus in 1940. He was awarded with the bachelor of Architecture of the National Technical University of Athens in 1965 and after than he worked as an assistant professor in the building section of the architecture school the National Technical University of Athens until 1971. in 1973 he returned to Cyprus where he founded his architecture office. In 2000 he received his Ph.D from the National Technical University of Athens. Since today he participated in science conferences and seminars. He has published numerous articles and studies in serial form in newspapers and magazines. Mikis Zempylas The project as part of the rhizome Charis Feraios The projects as parts of the rhizome + Paris Philippou J+A Philippou Architects Engineers 22a Residence in Kato Deutera 22b , ( ) Hellenic Bank, Nicosia (In collaboration with Vasilis Ierides) -- O , , Europan 7 (2003), 10 (2006), Mies van der Rohe (2009). ( ), + , . . (1972), Architectural Association School of Architecture 1998. C.V. -- Paris Philippou is an architect, whose work has been published and exhibited internationally, such as a winning Europan 7 entry for Thessaloniki (2003), an installation at the Cypriot Pavilion of the 10th Venice Architectural Biennale (2006), as well as a nomination for the Mies van der Rohe Award (2009). Combining practice with research and teaching (at the University of Nicosia), Paris is a leading project architect at J+A Philippou architects engineers. The latter is one of the largest architectural and engineering practices in Cyprus, which provides the expertise and opportunity for a diverse experience in projects at an architectural and urban scale. Born in Nicosia (1972), he has completed his Diploma at London's Architectural Association School of Architecture , and has been in practice since 1998. -- , . , , ' . . Project -- The single-family dwelling is developed within an urban area, between the periphery of Nicosia and the village of Kato Deutera, where the meaningful integration with an urban matter is not possible. Therefore a main issue for the project was the search for alternative organizational tactics of the plot, as total dependence on the conventional architectural interventions was considered insufficient. In this project landscape elements attain a broader and more strategic role and, through their integration with architectural elements, they attempt to achieve a strategic cohesion of the particular plot within the surrounding urban fabric. Paris Philippou Residence in Kato Deutera The project as part of the rhizome Marios Economides Maria Akkelidou Economides + Akkelidou Architects 23a Private Residence in Nicosia 23b 2 ( / ) 2nd Avgorou Elementary School (Marios Economides/Zenon Sierepeklis) -- . Architectural Association . 1987 1990 . 1990 . 1999 . 1996 Mies Van De Rohe 2 . 1992 1 2 , 1 2 . C.V. -- Marios Economides. He graduated in 1987 from Architectural Association School of Architecture, London UK, where he was awarded with the BArch, RIBA I and the AA diploma RIBA II. From 1987 to 1990 he worked for various architectural firms in London. In 1990 he returned back to Cyprus where he founded his architecture office. Since 1999 he is director in the architectural practice Economides+Akkelidou Architects. In 1996 he was in the finalist of the Mies Van De Rohe European award for Architecture for his project for the 2nd Elementary School in Avgorou, Cyprus. Since 1992 he has received six 1st prize and four 2nd prize awards for projects he has submitted in various architectural competitions in Cyprus, including the 1st prize for the Municipal Theatre of Pafos and the 2nd prize for the New Parliament of Cyprus. -- . 1991 1994 Dipl- Ingl . 1994 1999 . . 1999 . 1996 1 2 1 . CV-- Maria Akkelidou. In 1991 she was awarded with the Vordiplom Architekt from the University of Dresden in Germany and in 1994 with the Dipl.Ing. Architekt, from the Technical University of Berlin. From 1994 to 1999 she was associate architect in the architectural practice Marios Economides Architects. Since 1999 she is director in the architectural practice Economides+Akkelidou Architects. Since 1996 she has received four 1st prize and three 2nd prize awards for projects she has submitted in various architectural competitions in Cyprus, including the 1st prizes for the Municipal Theatre of Pafos and for the Center for Environmental Study and Information Cape Greco, Cyprus. Marios Economides Maria Akkelidou Private Residence in Nicosia The project as part of the rhizome � ... Ikaros Ioakim Andreas Loizas Ioakim - Loizas Architects Engineers N.T.U. , Acropolis Park, Nicosia 24 -- 25 1947 . 1973. 21 1948, . 1973. 1987 . � ... : , , , , , , , , , , , , , . , . C.V. -- Andreas Loizas was born on the 25th April 1947, in Kilani, Limassol. He graduated from the School of Architecture at Ethnicon Metsovion Polytechnion (National Technical University of Athens � N.T.U.A) in 1973. Ikaros Ioakim was born on the 21st August 1948, in Nicosia, Cyprus. He graduated from the School of Architecture at Ethnicon Metsovion Polytechnion (National Technical University of Athens � N.T.U.A) in 1973. They established their office in 1987 in Pafos. The Office was named "IOAKIM � LOIZAS Architects Engineers N.T.U.A." Since then the office has worked on many types of projects: sport facilities, restorations, parks, factories, offices, commercial buildings, interior design, residence, social care, hospitals, buildings of public administration, urban planning, cultural museums, places of worship, tourism, entertainment and conference halls. They have participated in many architectural competitions, receiving awards, while also gaining international distinction. -- 1993, 33000 .. . . . , . , , . Project -- The work is a result of Architectural Competition by the Municipality of Strovolos in 1993, aiming at the creation of an urban park in a space of 33000 square meters. In the past the area was used for the excavation of stone. The land presented a natural dip and the basic idea of the project was the creation of central axis using a bridge which links the two opposite banks introducing a second dimension, an autonomous space for walking and observation. The square was designed in the centre of the area and it is surrounded by a big area of water. This was created using the underground quarries that were revealed during construction. Under the bridge are the various indoor and outdoor activities of the Park, whilst at one end of this bridge sports facilities, a children's play ground and the cafeteria can be found. Ikaros Ioakim Andreas Loizas , Acropolis Park, Nicosia The project as part of the rhizome Riccardo Urbano AA & U Socrates Stratis Kyriakos Koundouros Riccardo Urbano AA & U , , (Europan 4) Redevelopment of Heraklion Old City Waterfront, Crete, Greece (Europan 4) 25 -- , . , . , . , , , . , , Riccardo Urbano, . AA & U Biennale (2004, 2006 2008), Leaps of Faith, , (2005). . . C.V. -- An architectural, visual arts and urban design production platform. It serves as an infrastructure for small scale interdisciplinary teams for designing projects, organizing urban actions and workshop feeding a research through design approach. One of the main responsibles of the platform is Socrates Stratis, Dr. architect, urbanist, assistant professor at the Department of Architecture, University of Cyprus. For the specific project, the platform has operated as a nucleus for designing and managing the project together with Kyriakos Koundouros, architect, urbanist with assistant Riccardo Urbano, architect. AA & U has participated in international exhibitions of architecture and visual arts (Venice Biennale of Architecture 2004-2006-2008, Leaps of Faith, Nicosia, 2005). Through its members, AA&U has won several prizes in Cypriot and European architectural competitions and has implemented projects in various scales with the work produced being published internationally. -- . , Europan 4, 1996 ( : . , . , . , . ). : (), . . , . , , (. , . ). Project -- This project is the outcome of the first phase of the implementation (2008), of a master plan for the redevelopment of the waterfront along the Heraklion city Venetian walls. It is the implementation of a first prize in Europan 4 competition (1996 � competition team: S. Stratis, K. Koundouros, A. Ioannides, M. Loizidou). The first phase is the redevelopment of the former market area located along the waterfront where a Municipal Employment Service Centre (M.E.S.C.) is located, an Internet Caf� and an underground parking. They are organized around a public space which unfolds both on street level and on a lower one. In this manner, the main square is directly connected to the lower level entrance of the M.E.S.C. building. The major project element is a linear covered public space which is the upper part of the M.E.S.C. building, plus operating as the linking element between two public buildings which are located at its two ends. The study team for the first phase implementation of the project has been supported by advisors such as Architectoniki Epe, Athens and external assistants, (M. Cosmas, M. Papademetris). , , Riccardo Urbano Socrates Stratis, Kyriakos Koundouros, Riccardo Urbano , , (Europan 4) Redevelopment of Heraklion Old City Waterfront, Crete, Greece (Europan 4) The project as part of the rhizome Haris Andrea H.J. Vassiliou 26a The Aretaieio Hospital Nicosia 26b Office Building in Nicosia C.V. -- Name: Haris Andrea H.J.Vassiliou Education:Columbia University, New York New York, 1986, M.S. (onors) in architecture and building design. Pratt Institute, Brooklyn New York, B.A. (Honors) 1985 in architecture. A five-year Professional degree. Memberships: Registered architect with the Council of Registration 1986 of Architects and Civil Engineers of the Republic of Cyprus. Professional Established: DOMA Architects, Nicosia. 1990 Curriculum Responsible for the building design of more than forty projects, thirty of which have been realized. Professional and General Experience Appointed by the Council of Ministers as a life member of the 1997 board of directors of the M. and N. Michaelides Private Art Foundation. Appointed by the Minister of Education as a member of the 1992-1996 committee responsible in respect to the selection of Artworks for the State Modern Art Collection. Doma Gallery, 518 Broadway, New York, Curator and Associate.1986-8 I.S.D. Incorporated, New York, Interior Design Consultant. 1988 Skidmore, Owings and Merrill, New York, Junior Designer. 1987 Studio Emilio Battisti, Milan. Junior Designer. 1986 Haris Andrea H.J. Vassiliou -- . T , �L� . �L� ' ' . . 200 . The project as part of the rhizome �L� . . . . 4-5 . , . �� , . Project -- The brief asked for a multy-disciplinary Hospital to be constructed in the periphery of Nicosia with a total cover area of 15.000m�. The site was devoid of special character, and the city fabric around had no reference to a typology for design consideration. The site geometry as well as the road system and, last but not least, the Hospital building typologies help determine the choice of the "L" building shape configuration. This building type with its two inherent main axes on the one hand facilitates efficient circulation and on the other regulates diverse functions. It also provides the possibility for a much needed future expansion in a linear and uninterrupted way. This seven-floor building has three basements providing parking for 200 cars. The two building blocks forming the "L" shape creates a courtyard, which becomes the focal point of most of the interior public spaces. Part of this courtyard was excavated giving space and light to the first basement adjacent to it where we located spaces as Cafeteria, Conference and Personnel back up spaces. On the perpendicular axis, same level, are the specialized medical areas such as Cardiology, Laboratories and Physiotherapy. This semi basement level is physically connected to the ground floor public areas by a system of ramps. The ramp with a void above creates a point of reference but more importantly offers the possibility of a remarkable Architectural Promenade. A main part of the ground floor comprises Casualty, Radiology, Administration , as well as the Doctor's consulting rooms and visitors waiting lounges. The first floor areas also houses the Doctor's consulting rooms and visitors waiting lounges. The elongated void, above the ramps and along the buildings glazed side, dialectically connects ground and first floors, the inside with the outside, but also acts as a light well giving drama, light and space to the inner building parts. The Wards are located on the third floor. The forth floor houses the Operating Theaters, back up services, Intensive Care Unit, and Maternity Wards. The Aretaieio Hospital Nicosia Phoevos Polydorides -- . 1926. �cole d'Architecture de l'Universit� de Gen�ve 1947 1953 . 1954 1975 . 1975 1986. , 1957-58. C.V. -- Important representative of the modern movement in Cyprus. Studied architecture in �cole d'Architecture de l'Universit� de Gen�ve from 1947 to 1953 when he returned to Cyprus. From 1954 to 1957 he worked at the Technical Office Tefkton. In 1975 he founded his architecture practice where he worked until 1986. Important works of his are, the pavillion for the civic gardens of Limassol. (1957-8). 27 Alexandros Livadas Alexandros Livadas Architects Cyprus Supreme Court, Nicosia , 28 -- rchitectural Association School of Architectural 1985 � 1990. Herron Associates @ Imagination 1990 1992 . 1993 . 1997 . 1999 . 1998 . Alexandros Livadas C.V. -- He Studied architecture at the Architectural Association School of Architectural from 1985 � 1990. Then he worked at Herron Associates @ Imagination from 1990 until 1992. He participated in the development of architectural competitions and studies of public works. Then he moved to Athens where he opened his own office with the name Alexandros Livadas. In 1997 he participated in the architectural competition for the construction of the new building of the Supreme Court in Nicosia Cyprus where he was awarded the first price and the job. in 1999 he undertook the design and implementation of the project.from 1998 his has his own office in Cyprus under the name Alexandros Livadas Architects. -- H , , . 13 , 18 , , , , , . o . Project -- The form of the supreme court is shaped by our decision to compose the volume of the court rooms as a unique shape. This approach governs the internal organization of the building by separating the public space from the private quarters that are occupied by the judges. The building includes 13 rooms of courts, 18 offices of judges as well as offices for functionals and secretaries, room of meetings, room of multiple uses, library, offices , [kylikeio] and parking. During construction of the building a medieval monastry was found .This led to the need of re-designing the entrance of the building so as to include the discoveries of the archaeological excavation. Phoevos Polydorides , Cyprus Supreme Court, Nicosia The project as part of the rhizome Demetris Thymopoulos 29 . Gr G. Patsalosavvis Architecture + Design Alexandros Livadas Gr G. Patsalosavvis Architecture + Design ice Day Tower Nice Day Tower Offices nd Shops 30 -- . . 1947 . , . C.V. -- mportant representative of the modern movement in Cyprus. He studied in Athens at the National Technical University. In 1947he returned to Cyprus. Important works of his are, the Bank of Cyprus building in the old city of Nicosia, Pallouriotissa Gymnasium and Karantoki residence. -- . � AADip. RIBA. 1995 . Architectural Association School of Architecture. 1985 Peter Cook. 1985 1993 , Norman Foster, Sir Richard Rogers, Building Design Partnership Benson and Forsyth Architects. 1993 . 2000 Meis van der Rohe Nice Day Tower. 2006 10 Biennale . 1996 . C.V. -- Gregoris G. Patsalosavvis � Architect AADip RIBAGregoris Patsalosavvis was born in Cyprus in 1955. He studied at the Architectural Association School of Architecture in London 1980-1985. After graduation, from Peter's Cook unit, he worked at the practices of Norman Foster, Richard Rogers, Building Design Partnership Benson and Forsyth Architects in London. In 1993 established his own practice in London and Cyprus. In 2000 he represents Cyprus for the Meis van der Rohe award with Malounta Community Center and Nice Day Tower. In 2006 was a member of a team of architects representing Cyprus at the 10th Venice Biennale. Since 1996 lives and works in Cyprus. -- 1996 Nice Day Developments. . . . 1996 � 1997. 1997 � 2000. Project -- The building is a result of a limited design competition in 1996 commissioned by Nice Day Developments in Nicosia. The client's brief required the design of a contemporary office tower with shops, offices on six floors and a basement parking place. The site is located within the commercial centre of Nicosia outside the Venetian Walled City, a typical urban plot with west facing street fa�ade. The architect's main concern was to explore the spatial relationships between the different functions as well as the boundaries between the internal and external spaces. To device a circulation pattern that distinguishes and at the same time unifies the different functions and services. Design 1996 � May 1997. Construction 1997 � 2000 Demetris Thymopoulos . Gregoris G. Patsalosavvis ice Day Tower � Nice Day Tower � Offices nd Shops The project as part of the rhizome . Polivios M. Michailides 31a Building Complex in the Walled City, Nicosia 31b , Hellenic Bank, Nicosia Aida Spinazzola Panayides � Spinazzola Architects Floris Panayides Aida Spinazzola Panayides � Spinazzola Architects 32 Kleanthous Residence -- 1961. Pratt Institute (B. Arch.) MIT, (S.M.rch.S). H Aida Spinazzola Buenos Aires 1961 Buenos Aires , (S.M.rch.S). To 1990 Panayides-Spinazzola Architects. . . 2007 . C.V. -- Floris Panayides was born in Nicosia in 1961. He has a B.Arch. from Pratt Institute, New York and an S.M.Arch.S. from MIT, Boston. Aida Spinazzola was born in Buenos Aires in 1961. She has a Dipl. Arch. from the University of Buenos Aires and an S.M.Arch.S. from MIT, Boston. In 1990 they formed the partnership Panayides-Spinazzola, Architects. The practice undertakes a broad spectrum of architecture projects placing emphasis on design quality. Panayides-Spinazzola Architects has been distinguished in various public and private competitions and has received the State Architecture Award in 2007, the highest recognition of design excellence given by the Government of Cyprus. -- . 1907. 1925 1930. 1930-32 Le Corbusier , 1932-35 . 1945 1960 . . 1960. . Polivios M. Michailides C.V. -- Important representative of the modern movement in Cyprus. He studied in Athens at the National Technical University graduating in 1930. For the two following years he worked in Paris for Le Corbusier, while in 1932-35 he collaborated with Thoukidides Valenti in Athens. In 1945 he returned to Cyprus working until 1960 building works in Cyprus, Lagos and Nigeria. Important works of his are the Severios library in Nicosia and the building for the Youth Trust Union. -- . . , , , . . Project -- The steep slope of the plot as well as the characteristic northern view towards the Pentadaktylos mountains influenced to a great extend the design principles. The house is projected towards the northern view adjusting its multiple levels to the steep slope of the hill. The concrete base relates to the solidity of the ground while it supports the lighter upper white volume. The contemporary and minimal morphology is further reinforced by the expression of the basic materials that compose the project, concrete, iron, wood and glass. Special emphasis was placed in the handling of natural light through the generous use of glass and shading systems that control the bioclimatic conditions. Floris Panayides Aida Spinazzola Aida Spinazzola Kleanthous Residence The project as part of the rhizome The project as part of the rhizome Dickon Irwin irwinkritoti architecture Dickon Irwin Margarita Kritioti irwinkritioti architecture New Limassol Cruise Terminal 33 -- Dickon Irwin. UCL degree 86. Space Syntax MSC 88. Cambridge Diploma 91. RIBA 3 92. AAS UCL. 95. . Wellesley College. MIT degree 86. Space Syntax 88. UCL Diploma 92. 95. .Irwinkritioti architecture. : N . . . : & `' . . . . . & irwinkritioti. C.V. -- Dickon Irwin. UK UCL degree 86. Space Syntax MSC 88. Cambridge Diploma 91. RIBA 3 92. Tutor AAS UCL. CY partner IKA 95. Margarita Kritioti. USA Wellesley college. MIT degree 86. UK Space Syntax 88. UCL Diploma 92. CY partner IKA 95. Mix. Irwinkritioti architecture located cyprus. Major competition wins: Nicosia town hall. Cyprus national archive. Limassol cruise terminal. Key dialogues: Questions of local & foreigner in the `new' europe. Experimental ideas in different construction industries. Generating stimulating anthropomorphic design with environmental research ambitions. Working with private clients and opening minds. Working with government clients and their committee decisions. Questions of identity & difference inside and outside of irwinkritioti. -- K , , . . . . Project -- Pushing out along the busy industrial east pier of Limassol port, beneath the vast cranes unloading the container ships, the long, low profile of the new cruise terminal is composed of a string of oval vessels. These curved sensual forms set up a dialogue directly with the angular mechanistic landscape. A permeable boundary, they pull inside their spaces the views of the massive dockside cruise ships, foreshortening and flattening the setting through their tall portholes. Perched on the roof, above the restaurant, a "sky bar offers 365 access to the public into the heart of the harbour landscape. Dickon Irwin Dickon Irwin Margarita Kritioti New Limassol Cruise Terminal The project as part of the rhizome + , Cleanthous + Eliasides, Architects , University of Cyprus Social Activities Building Complex 34 -- 2000 , . . + . (), (). C.V. -- The group was formed in 2000 by Adonis Cleanthous and Nina Eliasides. The group has executed a number of residential and commercial projects as a consequence of distinctions in various architectural competitions. The group believes in keeping the practice small while not restricting diversity of commissions or extracurricular activities. The group's interests are currently moving away from practising and more towards reaching/research (Cleanthous) and commercial redevelopment of existing urban buildings (Eliasides) -- - . 2000. , . , , , , , , . - , ' `' , /. - `'. Project -- The Social Activities Building Complex is situates within the new UCY campus on the south-eastern edge of the city of Nicosia. It has been commissioned as a result of an architectural competition held in 2000 and after a long decade of deliberations is currently near completion. The complex houses all the non-academic student activities such as dining, retail and services, student union and clubs, a day-care centre, lounges, medical centre and faculty club. Being the university complex solely devoted to non-academic student activities, the architects' attempt was to free as much outdoor space and create social spaces for spontaneous student events and happenings. The circulation may happen freely in a fluid fashion through a formed ground as well as through the hovering `boomerang'. , Adonis Cleanthous, Nina Eliasides , University of Cyprus Social Activities Building Complex The project as part of the rhizome Alkis Ioannides , ( ) Cyprus Central Bank, Nicosia ( ) 35 Alessandra Swiny �Interactive-Installation� YK:EMX `Interactive-Installation' for YK:EMX at the Nicosia Municipal Arts Center 36 . , , . �� . Her design focus shifts from small scale detailing to issues pertaining to the larger urban context and articulates the importance and complexities of issues faced at all scales. She believes that an equilibrium must exist between; science and functionality, as well as research, practice, creativity and wit; while always striving to have a minimum impact on the "environment" and to design buildings that function as `intelligently' as possible. -- . 1973 . 1974 1981. Aspect. C.V. -- Important representative of the modern movement in Cyprus. In 1973 he returned to Cyprus. Co- founded the architecture practice Ioannides and Fereos from 1974 to 1981. Important works of his are, the `Fotiades' and `Aspect' courts. -- Alessandra Swiny . BA Barnard/Columbia MARCH Harvard . Sub_Supra . 2008. 2008 . . �Europan 9� Clermont-Ferrand . Architecture Biennale . 2006 �The Game: Urban Pieces in Warfare� . . 2008 �easylove� . , . , , . & . . Alessandra . - ( . ) Assistant . C.V. -- Alessandra Swiny is of American and British origin yet has spent much of her life on the Island of Cyprus. She received her BA from Barnard/Columbia University and her MARCH from Harvard University in the United States. She has been the principal architect with M.Hadjisoteriou at `Sub_Supra Studio' since 2008. In June 2008 her winning entry (with M.Hadjisoteriou & A.Dimitrakopoulos) for `Europan 9 Competition' in ClermontFerrand, France went into the second phase of design development. She has previously represented Cyprus in the Venice Architecture Biennale twice. In 2006 `The Game: Urban Pieces in Warfare' with P. Philippou & A.Antoniou. In 2008 `easylove' with Y.Hadjichristos, M.Menikou, A. Kleanthous, G. Tsoulidies & M.Hadjisoteriou. Alessandra is very passionate about the development of an architects' education. She is currently the Co-Head of the Department of Architecture (with Y. Hadjichristou), and an Assistant Professor at the University of Nicosia, Cyprus. -- "project" � YK:EMX� . , . bar, - , DJ box, , , , . 20 � �. 2 �� 5 . . Alkis Ioannides Alessandra Swiny Alessandra Swiny Interactive-Installation Interactive-Installation Project -- For this project I was given a free slate to come up with an idea that would house a series of events over several months duration for the YK:EMX exhibition at the Nicosia Municipal Arts Center . My idea was to generate a series of unexpected interactions among the visitors, which would in turn create a series of new experiences for them and change or alter their perception of their visit. I proposed a bar, multi-use conference/seating area for performances and round-table discussions, a DJ box, a moveable eatery /kitchen with sink, fridge, stove and cooking apparatus, as well as additional dispersed seating and raised ramps and walkways acting as circulation/cluster spaces. I choose to use `found' materials from the area, all located within a 20 meter radius of the Center. Everything was handcrafted and built on site by myself and 2 assistant carpenters of the Municipal Arts Center over a period of 5 days. All the materials were re-used after disassembly of the installation. The project as part of the rhizome The project as part of the rhizome Giannis Armeftis Armeftis and Associates A Building on Amathountos str 37 -- 1971 . 1994. 1995 2004 & . . 2007 ` '. -- To . . `' , . 5 , 1000 .. 3 . . 10 . , , , , . - . . , . . C.V. -- iannis Armeftis was born in 1971 and grew up in Limassol. He graduated from the department of Architecture of the Aristotle University of Salonica in Greece in 1994. In 1995 he created his own office which in 2004 became the partnership Armeftis and Associates. Yiannis Armeftis took part in many architectural competitions with resulting awards, with the highest honor of his career to date that of winning the first prize for the State Architectural Award 2007 in the category of `Project of a Young Architect `. The firm consists of 10 architect/partners and has completed many projects until today. Most of them are private residences, residential buildings, office buildings, public buildings and buildings for other commercial uses, etc. Recently they have signed off the storical Museum of Koumandaria', that was funded from European community programs. Other projects that are under construction mainly are office buildings since Limassol is developed into a center of Services provider for Foreign Companies. Project -- The project is about an office building of a well known Advocate - Legal Consultant in Limassol. The plot is situated in a privileged quiet neighborhood in the center of the town close to the seaside and next to the public zoo park. The concept for the design idea of the building is based on the `periscope', with a static orientation and view of the sea. The main functions of the building are developed in 5 different levels that take over a total in area of 1000sq.m. It is further separated in 3 horizontal zones. The intermediate zone, centrally positioned on the 3rd floor, is the heart of the building as it houses the managerial and administrative departments for better functionality and supervision of the whole building. The basement is used as parking area and the ground floor is the main entry foyer and reception area as well as further parking. The main idea and functionality are expressed by the simple use of fair faced concrete that makes up the 3 blind sides of the building and a glass curtain wall system on the south side, creating an austere and yet simple but stern look . Wooden beams are placed vertically as filters for the sun and to further control the south east orientation. Giannis Armeftis The project as part of the rhizome A Building on Amathountos str Costas Koutsoftides Koutsoftides Architects : " ", - Zephyros: �A permanent camping tent�, Pomos-Paphos 38 -- ,1978-84. 1985. 1987 . 1988 ' . 1990 ' . 1992 . 1992 .. 1998 . 2007-08 2009 ' . 35 7 . -,www.koutsoftides.com C.V. -- School of Architecture Strasboyrg-France,1978-84 Practice since 1985. 1987 Biennale of Barcelona 1988 First Prize for the Municipal Art Gallery 1990 First prize for the rehabiisation of the Harbor Barracks 1992 First Prize for the Makarios Monument 1992 First Prize for the Ay.Athanasios Town Hall 1998 State architecture award Young Architect 2007-08 Assistant to Professor School of Architecture University of Cyprus 2009 First prize for the facility of the Underwater Vehicles We took part in total in 35 competitions with seven second prizes and three third prizes. Our practice is in Paphos-Cyprus,www.koutsoftides.com -- , " Renzo Piano. : , , , , , , , ... ! Project -- "The shadow of your project is captured in the landscape, so you must first hearken it" said Renzo Piano. From the early stages of the elaboration of the sketches we had in mind these words of the great architect. We tried to extrude those elements which would contribue and reflect these thoughts so building and landscape become one:to receive at any time of the day and night,regardeless season the glorious sun,the Zephyros,the magestic blue sea and the mysterious silver moon of August,as when we were kids going camping and enjoying nature,so the users can embrace all the elements under one...permanent camping tent! Costas Koutsoftides " ", - �A permanent camping tent�, Pomos-Paphos The project as part of the rhizome , 2010, . , , , . , , , , , , , , , , , A, , , . eetroot . Sign experts , . + . Mould Metal Ltd. , . Acknowledgement The curator Christakis Chatzichristou and the assistant curator Aimilios Michael express their thanks to the Cyprus Architects Association and the Association of Civil Engineers and Architects of Cyprus for the organization and support of the Cyprus participation in the Venice Architecture Biennale 2010, the Ministry of Education and Culture and Commissioner Petros Dimiotis for the financial and other support, the Scientific Committee for their vote of confidence in the proposal, and Angela Scordi, architect coordinator in Venice for her valuable contribution. Thanks are expressed to all who have contributed in the development and implementation of the proposal, to Christos Zantis , student of architecture at the University of Cyprus for his enthusiasm, creativity and patience in working with the production of the material in digital form, to Eleonora Antoniadou, architect, for her support in the development of the pavilion and the installation of the exhibition, to Giorgos Kallis and Savvas Anastasiou, students of architecture at the University of Cyprus for their assistance in the contest phase, to Tasos Ioannou, Alexia Agathocleous, Glykeria Anaxagorou, Eleni Spanou, Giorgos Kiriazi and Maria Prokopiou, students of architecture at the University of Cyprus for their contribution in processing the digital material. Thanks are expressed to the graphic designers group Beetroot for their excellent cooperation in the design of the promotional material. For the construction part thanks are given to Signexperts- Nicos Hadjigeorgiou, T. + S. Anastasiou and Mould Metal ltd. Finally, sincere thanks are expressed to all the architects who willingly cooperated for the implementation of the proposal. Credits Curator Christakis Chatzichristou Assistant Professor, Department of Architecture, University of Cyprus Deputy Curator Aimilios Michael Architect Commissioner Petros Dymiotis Ministry Of Education And Culture Deputy Commissioner Angela Skordi Selection Committee Cyprus Architects Association Stefanos Fereos Marios Christodoulides Association Of Architects Of Cceaa (Cyprus Civil Engineers & Architects Association) Vera Efthymiou-Parlalidou Chrysanthos Pissarides Frederick University Byron Ioannou University Of Nicosia Haris Pelapaissiotis University Of Cyprus Panayiota Pyla Exhibition Production: Roscianach Habibi Minelli and Sky Venice Graphic Design Beetroot design group www.beetroot.gr www.walkingmovie.org preview from The Panopticon: A Staring Movie coming soon in a biennale near you