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Cyprus State Architecture Awards 2019: The winners

This year’s Cyprus State Architecture Awards ceremony is taking place on January 9, 2020 at 18:30 at the Presidential Palace in Nicosia and the awards will be handed to this year’s winners by President Anastasiades, Phileleftheros writes.

The triennial awards were established in 1992 and aim to publically recognise outstanding examples of Cypriot contemporary architecture and to promote high-quality architecture.

An exhibition of the winning projects, as well as other notable works, will take place at the Presidential Palace on January 9 and then from January 10 – February 20 at the main offices of the Department of Town Planning and Housing.

The parameters considered for the shortlisting of projects are their composition, operation, construction, aesthetics, and their usefulness to people and society.

This year, participating constructions were also judged on how well-incorporated they were in their surrounding environment as well as on their use of materials and environmentally-friendly technologies.

The winners are:

Category A – Noteworthy Architectural Work

Winner: Christos Pavlou, “The garden house in the city” in Makedonitissa, Nicosia

Winner: Giorgos Hadjichristou, “SMALTO Dental Clinic” in Strovolos, Nicosia

Special mention: Irwin Kritioti Architecture, “New Cruise Passenger Terminal” at Limassol Port

Category C – Collective Use Building Incorporated in an Urban Environment

Winner: Simpraxis Architects (Marios Christodoulides & Christos Christodoulou), “Markideio Theatre” in Paphos

The judges were Rena Sakellaridou, Kyriacos Koundouros, Michalis Papageorgiou, Nicos Pattichis, Haris Hadjivassiliou, Charis Christodoulou and Yiannis Ayisilaou.

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