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‘Modernist Architecture in Limassol’: Lectures and Photographic Exhibition

‘Modernist Architecture in Limassol’: Lectures and Photographic Exhibition

Friday 8th May 2015 @ 19:00

Architecture Research Center [ARC], University of Nicosia




The Department of Architecture, University of Nicosia, in collaboration with the Limassol Architects Association, cordially invite you to an evening of lectures accompanying the opening of a photographic exhibition titled ‘Modernist Architecture in Limassol’, on Friday 8th May 2015 @ 19:00. The event will take place at the Architecture Research Center [ARC], University of Nicosia.

The following lectures will take place:


‘Why Cypriot Modernism?’

by Phidias Pavlides, Architect

Phidias Pavlides has been systematically engaged in research on Cypriot Modernism since becoming a columnist for the online architectural journal CY-ARCH. In this lecture he will discuss, from a very personal perspective, why it is worth researching Cypriot Modernism; a subject that apart from mere architectural interest, is associated with concepts of personal and collective memory, as well as the social and cultural history of the island of Cyprus.

(* The lecture will be delivered in Greek.)



‘Fotis Colakides: The legacy of Walter Gropius in Cyprus’

by Costas Colakides, Civil Engineer

The presentation will cover the life and work of the architect Fotis Colakides who was one of the first architects who introduced modern architecture in Cyprus. The studies of Fotis Colakides at prestigious Universities like Columbia and Harvard, where he studied under one of the pioneering masters of modern architecture Walter Gropius, gave him the background to become one of the leading architects in Cyprus realising about 500 buildings including some of the architectural landmarks of Cyprus.


The exhibition will remain open until Friday 22nd May 2015.

Exhibition Opening Hours: Monday – Friday 9:00 – 18:00



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