The Brief was to create a Master Plan for a new University
of Cyprus situated to the south east of the capital, Nicosia,
which would serve the educational and cultural requirements
of Cyprus well into the 21st Century.
It was decided that the most appropriate form for the new
University would be derived from the traditional Cypriot Village,
where the living community is created around pedestrian streets
and squares, with a compact arrangement of low rise buildings.
This took into advantage of the constraints and opportunities
provided by the site, as well as the climate and the social
and cultural traditions of Cyprus.
The student residential villages are located on the steep
escarpment and the upper plateaux accommodate the academic
schools. The schools form a chain of related buildings along
a central spine of circulation. The central facilities and
student amenity buildings are accommodated at intervals along
the central student street. Sports and recreational facilities
are located in the valley , which is susceptible to flooding.
The master plan is designed to allow each component on the
campus to grow in response to future educational needs.
Client: Ministry of Education, Cyprus
Site Area: 0 hectares
Associates: J+A Philippou