The Old Municipality Market (Conservation and New Use)

Municipality of Nicosia
Cultural – Heritage
Company Name
Municipality of Nicosia

George Tsangarides – Nicosia Municipality architect

Project Team

Architect: George Tsangarides (Nicosia Municipality)
Technical Assistance: Sotiroula Pavlou (Nicosia Municipality),
Civil Engineers: George Dimitriades and Nikos Kalathas (D&K EPS LLC),
Electrical and Mechanical Engineers: Akritas Consulting Engineers,
Quantity Surveyor: Byron A. Christou LLC,
Safety and Health Consultant: Floros Panteli Associates LLC,
Construction Company: Lois Builders Limited

Nicosia Municipality
Project Name:
The Old Municipality Market (Conservation and New Use)
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Project Category:
Cultural – Heritage
Project Area:
3358 sqm
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Project overview
Priority for the Architectural study was the maintenance – restoration of the building (preserving its character and architectural details, maintaining the dimensions of the columns and beams, preserving the old materials as much as possible, preserving the original colors). New metal constructions were raised within the central lobby utilizing the large internal existing space. A new internal expansion. Contract amount is €4,927,000.00 plus VAT, includes 12 years of maintenance.
Project history
The objective of the project and of the Nicosia Municipality by maintaining and restoring the building of the Municipal Market, is to create, in the centre of the walled city next to the buffer zone, a pole of development and promotion of entrepreneurship and technology industries, research, and innovation.The building will host functions of the Center of Excellence in Research and Innovation CYENS and is part of the priorities of the Nicosia Municipality’s strategy for Integrated Sustainable Urban Development to promote research, innovation, and entrepreneurship. In the consortium, coordinated by the Municipality of Nicosia, international organizations of high reputation such as the Max Planck Institute of Germany and University College London of the United Kingdom, as well as the three state universities of Cyprus (University of Cyprus, Cyprus University of Technology, and Open University of Cyprus), join forces.