Regeneration of the Commercial Triangle Makariou-Stasikratous-Evagorou

Nicosia Municipality
City planning – Landscape
Company Name
Nicosia Municipality

Marina Tymviou-Kanari, Nicosia Municipality Architect

Project Team

Chief Architect & Project Manager: Marina Tymviou-Kanari (Nicosia Municipality)
Architects: Lefteris Papadopoulos (Phase A) & Elena Papamichael (Phase B) (Nicosia Municipality)
Civil Engineer: Froso Antoniou (Nicosia Municipality)
Traffic Engineers: Athanasios Kolyvas & Christina Christodoulou (Nicosia Municipality)
Lighting Design (implementation study) Architect: Celia Pavlou (Nicosia Municipality),
Technical Assistants: Lina Sevastidou, Despo Phedonos & Demetris Paraskevas (Nicosia Municipality)
Electrical & Mechanical Consultant Engineers: Α.Κ. Andreou advanced JV
Lighting Design (Concept): Paul Traynor
Health and Safety Consultant Engineers: Floros Panteli Associates L.L.C.
Quantity Surveyors: MDA Cyprus L.L.C.
Smart City Infrastructure: Dextera Consulting Ltd & Konstantina Lortzie
Surveyor: Topomac Ltd
Bioclimatic Urban Design Principals Consultant: Flourentzos Flourentzou Estia-SA
Electricity-Water Supply-Sewage System Authorities & Telecommunication Providers.

Nicosia Municipality
Project Name:
Regeneration of the Commercial Triangle Makariou-Stasikratous-Evagorou
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Project Category:
City planning – Landscape
Project Area:
36700 sqm
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Project overview
The area of the project was redesigned according to the principles of sustainable mobility and the model of Shared Space. In addition, Makarios III Ave bus corridor enforces the Public Transport System, reduces the private car dominance, raises safety levels, and encourages micromobility. Bioclimatic Urban Design, pocket squares with fountains and resting facilities, high quality street furniture-lighting-Smart City equipment-new utility services installation, shaped a new identity for Nicosia center, that of a contemporary European capital. The construction cost was € 16.8 million plus VAT.
Project history
At the beginning of 2013, when the proposal of the project was decided, Nicosia’s city center was facing serious problems of abandonment and degradation. Many shops and businesses had closed, because of (a) the development of various shopping malls in the periphery of the town and (b) the economic crisis during the years 2011-12. The project appeared to be necessary to stop further deterioration, reverse the consequences of the economic crisis and promote the revitalization of the area. The project’s main guidelines arose from town planners’ and traffic experts’ studies. The construction was implemented in two phases, from July 2018 until September 2022 and was completed on time, according to the scheduled Timetable. By the completion of the project, the accessibility of the area has been enhanced, and the urban environment has been upgraded, offering a friendly, pleasant, attractive, comfortable, and shaded place with opportunities for outdoor social, recreational, cultural, and commercial activities. The redeveloped area has strengthened the image of the city as an active, vibrant service centre, attractive to new investments, businesses, residents and visitors.