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Planning / Design
 
In 1998 within the framework of the Campus Master Plan, the 1st Architectural Design Competition was organised by the Campus Development Office for the first building project to be constructed on Athalassa site.
 
The object of this Competition was the planning and design of the Faculty of Pure and Applied Sciences and the Common Teaching Facilities 01.
 
Development of the project started immediately after the conclusion of the competition.
Constructive deliberations with the Faculty personnel took place and a two year period was accounted for the finalisation of the design and the preparation of detail drawings.
 
Construction of the project took place two phases. The first phase entailed the construction of the main volume of the Faculty of Pure and Applied Sciences and was completed in 2003.
 
An extension of the Faculty which constitutes part of building FST 02 (see Project Description below) took place in 2009.
 
FST-PART VIEW FROM SERVICE ROAD FST-PART VIEW FRONT
 
 
Design Team
 
The 1st prize of the Competition was awarded to the Architectural team of A. Kyprianou and Associates and Mario Cucinella Architects. The later eventually withdrew from the project.
 
The design and supervision project team comprised the Architects and Consultants presented below:
 
Architects:
 
A. Kyprianou & Associates
 
Civil Engineers:
 
APAS and I. Theophilou
 
Electrical Engineers:
 
GEMAC *
 
Mechanical Engineers:
 
GEMAC *
 
Laboratory Consultancy:
 
Earl Walls
 
Environmental Design:
 
Α. Athienitis and M. Santamouris
 
Quantity Surveyors:
 
The MDA Partnership Ltd
 
 
* In the course of the project GEMAC was replaced by UNEMEC.
 
 
 
Project Description / Uses
 
The Faculty of Pure and Applied Sciences and CTF 01 building complex comprises three main buildings, together composing a single organism.
 
Building FST 01 in which Mathematics, Statistics and Computer Sciences are housed, building FST 02 where Physics, Chemistry and Biology are housed and building CTF 01 which houses common teaching facilities. The overall complex is mainly organised in three levels plus a basement level and has extensive outdoor communal spaces.
 
A strong feature of the design approach are the covered but open air circulation corridors of the building which do create a less energy consuming environment but pose questions on the level of achieved control.
 
Within buildings FST 01 and FST 02, are deanery, research and teaching laboratories, IT labs, academic offices, conference rooms, common rooms, postgraduate students' areas, administrative offices and other support spaces, are accommodated.
 
These spaces constitute the physical hub were professors and students aim for growth in research, innovation and technology; elements essential to the formulation and development of modern society.
 
It is noted that when the new building for the Department of Biological Sciences will be materialised, the spaces that are currently occupied by the Department will be at the disposal of other Departments of the Faculty for further growth.
 
 
 
Building Area
 
The total area of the Common Teaching Facilities 01 is 3.113 square metres as analysed below:
 
Building
name
Net Building¹ Area
(sq.m.)
Gross Building² Area
(sq.m.)
Semi open-air³ Area
(sq.m.)
Total Area*
(sq.m.)
FST 01 5.422 8.875 50 8.925
FST 02 6.215 12.912 516 13.428
 
1 Does not include Lobbies, circulation spaces,
stairs, mechanical rooms, electrical rooms, servers and walls.
2 Includes all indoor areas.
3 Includes all open-air covered areas.
*It is the total of the Gross Building Area plus the Semi open-air spaces Area.
 
 
Project Construction
 
Construction works for the overall complex including the three buildings FST 01, FST 02 and CTF 01 began in January 2000 and were completed in December 2003.
 
Construction works for the extensiion of the Faculty of Pure and Applied Sciences which constitutes part of building FST 02 began in November 2007 and were completed in July 2009.
 
 
Project Cost
 
The cost for the construction works regarding the first phase of the project which included the Faculty of pure and Applied Sciences buildings  FST 01 and FST 02 and the common teaching facility building CTF 01, amounted approximately to €20.342.000 (excluding V.A.T.).
 
The cost for the construction works regarding the Extensiion of the Faculty of Pure and Applied Sciences, amounted approximately to €5.710.000 (excluding V.A.T.).
 
 
Building Contractors
 
The implementation of the construction works regarding the first phase of the project which included the two Faculty buildings FST 01 and FST 02 and the common teaching facility building CTF 01, was undertaken by the firms shown below:
 
Main Contractor:
 
Charilaos Apostolides & Co Ltd
 
Electrical Subcontractor:
 
TELMEN Ltd
 
Mechanical Subcontractor:
 
Caramondani Bros Ltd
 
 
The implementation of the construction works for the Extension of the Faculty of Pure and Applied Sciences was undertaken by the following firms:
 
Main Contractor:
 
Miltiades Neophytou CECD Ltd
 
Electrical Subcontractor:
 
TELMEN Ltd A Eracleous Ltd Joint Venture
 
Mechanical Subcontractor:
 
CHANAT Ltd