REFORMATION OF "G.S.P" AREA IN CYPRUS

Distinction in the European architectural competition of the reformation of the "G.S.P" area in Cyprus

The old GSP Stadium is located on perhaps the most central axis of Nicosia and is surrounded by the most important public buildings of the city, such as the Ministry of Finance, the building of the Cyprus Theatre Organisation (THOC) and the Parliament. The proposal for this area derives from the structural transformation of the level of the park, coplanar to the entry level of the THOC building and the urban landscape, coplanar to the city level. These two superimposed levels, the natural and the artificial, constitute a dynamic field of transformation and interaction, which is strongly affected by the parameters of the site area. The natural level curves and descends to the level of the city while the urban-artificial rises to the level of the park. In this way the two different systems are intertwined, forming a new terrain. The applied forces on the natural and urban levels are different from one another in intensity and geometry. The entrance and the cafeteria of the THOC building, the longitudinal movement of Evagoras Avenue and the functionality of the project, constitute the various parameters that define the applied dynamics. This gives a topological continuous surface that connects all points of interest in a single system.

DISTINCTION

EUROPEAN ARCHITECTURAL COMPETITION

PROJECT ARCHITECTS

GIORGOS TSOLAKIS
DIMITRIS KONSTANTINOU

DESIGN GROUP

ELENI LAGKARI
TSAMPIKOS PETRAS

PROJECT STATUS

COMPETITION 2011