The idea for the design of this suburban neighborhood athletic center was inspired by emotional as well as actual ground. The 3,000 seat fair faced concrete and ochre block superstructure, protected by a wing-shaped steel canopy, borders on a no man’s land military buffer zone dividing a country, and looks beyond to the history laden Kyrenia mountain range. The adapted morphology of an aircraft wing could be identified as a precedent for the defining architectural component of this work.
Completed: 2012 Nicosia, Cyprus
Client: Nicosia Municipality