Cipro University

University center

The theme of the competition required the design of three buildings to house the new faculties of natural sciences, mathematics and IT and common rooms. The project inserts the three departments into a single organism, articulated by a sloping, tree-lined piazza and arranged in a clear hierarchy that divides common circulation from the circulation internal to individual departments. The shape of the building, a block of solid material from which space has been subtracted, intends to integrate with the surrounding environment and reduce energy consumption. 

Location: Nicosia, Cyprus

Type: International Competition - Winner project

Year: 1998

Client: University of Cyprus


Surface area: 14.500 m2

Budget: 15,2 ML €

Project: Mario Cucinella Architects

Partner: Andreas Kiprianou

Team: Mario Cucinella, Elizabeth Francis, Edoardo Badano (architect in charge), Francesco Bombardi, Andrea Capurro, Dahlia Macina


Engineering: Ove Arup and Partners