The Contract for the Provision of Services by Consultants for the Medical School project has been signed in September 2016 between the University of Cyprus and SV60 Arquitectos. The Local Architect Consultant is the architectural office Gabrielides+Formit. In December 2017 Stage B1b – Design Development has been completed and the Final/Detailed Design is in progress.
Within the framework for a Green Campus, the new Medical School will be a candidate for the LEED Environmental Certification in the Category GOLD.
Competition Background - Results of Competition
On June 30th 2015, an open one-stage Architectural Design Competition for the Medical School of the University of Cyprus has been announced in two languages Greek and English. UCY aimed through the Competition procedure to arrive to the best possible solution for the Medical School Building Facilities on Campus, in architectural, planning, technological, environmental and economic terms, and to assign to the successful Architect the completion of the design and the implementation of the Project.
The project is funded with the kind contribution of the family of Nicos K. Shacolas a renowned businessman and highly reputed benefactor and through the European Investment Bank (EIB) Loan.The deadline for the submission of entries was October 27th, 2015 13.00hrs local time. The Competition was completed on November 20, 2015.
Please find below the announcement regarding the results of the Architectural Competition for the Medical School of the University of Cyprus
as well as details concerning the Prizes award ceremony.
Antonio Gonzalez Linan, Architect
for the Entry with reference code 11013
from Seville, Spain
with Antonio Gonzalez Cordon, (SV60 Arquitectos)
Pilar Calderon, Architect
for the Entry with reference code 23914
from Barcelona, Spain
with Marc Folch, Laia Isern, Toni Montes, Pol Sarsanedas, Vasileios Ntovros
Theoni Xanthi, Architect
for the Entry with reference code 81218
from Athens, Greece
with A.D. Consultant: Thodoris Androulakis and Collaborators: Spiros Yiotakis, Margarita Zakynthinou-Xanthi, Kyriaki Gardeli
Constantine Coursaris, Architect
for the Entry with code number 30964
from Paris, France
with B + C Architectes SARL
Pavlos Fereos, Architect
for the Entry with code number 10801
from Nicosia, Cyprus
with Fereos + Associates, Tsabikos Petras Architecture
Prizes Award Ceremony / Invitation
The prizes award ceremony will take place on Thursday, December 3, 2015, 18:00 at the Senate-Council 'Anastasios G. Leventis' Building, Amphitheatre B108, University of Cyprus Campus at Athalassa/Aglandgia.
The ceremony programme includes:
- Welcome - Outline of all Architectural Competitions held by the University of Cyprus by Mr Agis Elisseos, Director of Development, Campus Development Office
- Presentation of Results of the Architectural Competition for the Medical School of the University of Cyprus, by Mrs Alexandra Galanou, Chairperson of the Competition Jury, member of the University of Cyprus Council
- Presentation of the Jury's approach and decision made by a member of the Competition Jury
- Address by Mr. Nicos K. Shacolas, Benefactor of the project
- Award of Prizes and Commendations by:
- Nicos K. Shacolas, Great Benefactor
- Manthos Mavrommatis, Chairman of the Council
- Professor Constantinos Christofides, Rector
- Alexandra Galanou, Chairperson of the Jury
- Presentation of the 1st Prize winning Entry Mr. Antonio Gonzalez Cordon, Architect
- Exhibition of all Entries at the Social Facilities Centre, Buildings No 7, Rooms 010, 018, 110, 111
Implementation of the Loan Contract of EIB – Republic of Cyprus - University of Cyprus
The University of Cyprus is the Final Beneficiary (Promoter) of the Loan Contract which is co-financed by EIB and the Republic of Cyprus for the materialisation of eight (8) significant projects of the University Cyprus. Through these projects the University aims to create the necessary infrastructure for the strengthening of educational activities; teaching, research, and technological applications, but also to proactively contribute to societal and national goals.
The implementation of the Loan Contract for the eight (8) projects is in progress since December 2014.
Further to the Library project which is near completion, since January 2016 two more are also under construction, the Faculty of Engineering and the anti-seismic upgrade of the former Pedagogic Academy.
The project of the Department of Biological Sciences and Common Teaching Facilities 03 is at the stage of Final Detailed Design competion.
The Medical School Design is at Final/Detailed Design Stage.
The Design / Build/ Maintenance Contract for the upgrading and remodelling of the existing 'Shacoleion' building (SEKY) into the Medical School has been completed in July 2016, and the building is in full use by the Medical School.
The other two (2) projects which are also part of the Loan agreement are, the 10MW Photovoltaic Park 'Apollo' and the second University of Cyprus Energy Centre B:
Approval by CERA has been secured for ‘Apollon’ Photovoltaic Park. The Park, in its first phase of development, will be of 5000kW and will have a storage capacity of 2350kW.
The Preliminary Study of Energy Centre B has been completed and the preparation of the Preliminary Environmental Impact (PEIA) is in progress.
Faculty of Engineering
The construction of the Faculty of Engineering project began on 20th January 2016. Construction is currently progressing smoothly.
The Construction competition tender has been announced in May 2015.
The design of the new facilities of the Faculty of Engineering is the outcome of an international design competition which was conducted by the University of Cyprus in 2010. The award of the Contract for the Provision of Services was assigned to the group Architects Chrysanthos Chrysanthos - Anastasios Kotsiopoulos – Heraclis Papachristou in 2011. The project design was completed in 2015.
The pivotal aim of the Faculty of Engineering is to become a vital scientific and technological constituent of the University of Cyprus, qualifying and responding to the demands of the most modern research centres engaged in innovation and applied technologies.
Former Pedagogic Academy (Academia Campus) anti-seismic upgrade and renovation - Phase A
The University of Cyprus retains a secondary Campus on the former Pedagogic Academy site named for short 'Academia Campus'.
Most of the buildings on UCY Academia Campus were built in the decade of 1950-1960. Some of them were built at later stages but seismic
and energy efficiency upgrading was judged necessary for almost all examined buildings.
The assessment study of the buildings' current situation, the redesign and the final design was completed in 2015.
The Construction competition tender has been announced in May 2015 and tenders are expected to be submitted in autumn 2015.
The overall objective of the above mentioned international Competition is to acquire the services of expert Consultants who will propose and assist the University of Cyprus decision making process, on issues regarding the vision, further development and projection in the future of the existing Campus Master Plan and the Estate Strategy of the University of Cyprus within a demanding and rapidly changing context.
The Competition was organized in two (2) stages. During Stage A, nine (9) entries were submitted of which four (4) qualified. In October 2013, Stage B of the competition was announced and the four successful Stage A candidates were invited to participate.
The Contract has been awarded in January 2015 to a consortium of Consultants which is lead by Architects Design Partnership (ADP) LLP. The University is looking forward to a fruitful collaboration with ADP which will project UCY aspirations and needs in the next decade.
named 'Phaethon' of a total capacity of 395 kW at a focal point on the western entry of UCY Campus.
The opening of 'Phaethon' and the inauguration of its operation took place on 24 February 2015.
The supply and installation Contract of the photovoltaic elements was implemented by TELMEN LTD. Further to the installation of Phaethon,
the project entailed the installation of photovoltaic elements on the roof of the Council Senate 'Anastasios G. Leventis' building and the roofs of the Social Facilities complex.
The overall PV system is expected to produce 550.000 KWh per year which corresponds to a savings of 420 tons of carbon dioxide emissions.
The project has been co-financed by the EU Structural and Cohesion Funds and fulfils the policy targets of the University of Cyprus for energy savings and the exploitation of renewable sources of energy.
The Contract for the Provision of Services by Consultants for the project has been signed in July 2014 between the University of Cyprus and Miltiades Katsaros on behalf of the successful Team of Architects; Miltiades Katsaros, Nikolas Theotokis, Georgios Papayianopoulos, Dimitrios Christovasilis, Apostolos Goulas. The project is at tne Design Development stage.