Cyprus Medical School
Nicosia, Cyprus · 2016
The competition of the Medical School required a complex program, divided in three major areas: Administration, Educational and Research. The goal is the construction of a building which could answer to the demands of a high-quality medical teaching at an international level, flexible at an organizational level and that considered important sustainable demands in order to minimize its energy consumptions.
Given the demand of the programmatical interconnections, which conditioned the spatial design, it was decided to create two big common spaces, a courtyard and an atrium, which were intended to be a place of programmatical decompression, and at the same time guaranteeing another important conceptual point: the necessity of interrelation and sharing of experiences and knowledges that we assume as extremely important for an educational program, especially one also related with research.
A widely open route through all the building always maintains visual communication with this two main spaces.
Paulo Vale Afonso, Rui Santos
University of Cyprus
Built · Site Area
9 128,16 sqm · 4 000 sqm
Christos & Nicos Kalathas (Engineering), Emanuel Silva Sá (Energy and Sustainability Consultant)