23.05.2017 - New Cyprus Museum
Department of Public Works of the Ministry of Transport, Communications and Works, Nikosia, Zypern
Two stage Open Architectural Competition
The Republic of Cyprus has launched an open international competition for a £43 million archaeological museum in Nicosia. The New Cyprus Museum will replace the country’s current archaeological institution in Nicosia. That building was established in the late 1800s and now lacks enough space to house the museum’s growing collection of antiquities.
Its €49m (US$54.6m, £43m) replacement will occupy the site of the old Nicosia General Hospital, which is being relocated.
The civilization of Cyprus encompasses a history of 12.000 years of human presence on the island, primarily the result of its resources and strategic location.
The New Cyprus Museum should be promoting the rich cultural heritage of Cyprus and the quality of its collections in the best possible way. At the same time, it should be borne in mind that research on the history of Cyprus is ongoing, technology is developing and the Museum continuously is receiving new material from excavations. In addition, its collections are a significant part of archaeological research of the Eastern Mediterranean and provide a perennial source for educational programmes and exciting visitor experience.
23. Mai 2017
1. Phase: 129 Arbeiten
2. Phase: 7 Arbeiten
Architect: Theoni Xanthi, Athen, Griechenland
A.D. Consultant: Thodoris Androulakis
Collaborators: Spiros Yiotakis · Margarita Zakinthinou-Xanthi
Pedro Pitarch Alonso, Madrid, Spanien
Paul Kaloustian Architect, Beirut, Libanon
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