The Client’s building program called on providing a building to accommodate the various functions of the Land and Survey Department. Our solution was to design a number of narrow and long floors arranged in two parallel volumes. The floors seem to slide back and forward on each level allowing light, views and air to reach internal areas where this is required. Storage of important documents are placed at the end of the building in a concrete box, signifying the importance the Land Registry gives to these documents.
The two volumes are connected by glass corridors, allowing light to pass from one side to the other. The architecture of the building refers to the modern movement of architecture in Cyprus in the 50’s and 60’s, by expressing the structural slaps as these protrude from the fabric of the building on each level and fill-in panels, windows and shading devices go from floor to floor, fragmenting the elevation to its basic elements.
The concept derived from a competition in collaboration with Atlas Pantou Co Ltd.