The Larnaca Municipality has begun an ambitious project to restore and paint all building facades on Piale Pasa coastal street.
Works on the project started on 31 October and according to the contract signed they will be completed in 15 months.
The project aims to highlight the area’s traditional architecture and history while improving the quality of life of residents and visitors.
A Municipality announcement noted that upon completion of the project the area that will unite the Finikoudes coastal front with the Mackenzie area will become “a jewel for the city.”
At this stage, the announcement continued, work to restore the façades to their original form, as much as possible, is taking place. Any signs, stones, ceramics, and other materials that do not align with the area’s character will be removed, repairs will take place, and doors and windows will be replaced so that the entire area will have a uniform character.
However, the most crucial part of the project is that all facades will be painted in earthly colours chosen by a group of known artists and taken from paintings of the era.
The project is co-funded by the European Maritime and Fisheries Fund operational program and the Larnaca Municipality. The cost is evaluated to be 1,116.930 euros+VAT.