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UCY ARCHITECTURAL COMPETITION ANNOUNCEMENT (3 pages)

MEDICAL SCHOOL AND HEALTH SCIENCES BUILDING NICOS K. SHACOLAS

Please find below the announcement regarding the results of the Architectural Competition for the Medical School of the University of Cyprus
as well as details concerning the Prizes award ceremony.

 

RESULTS OF COMPETITION

The Jury appointed for the evaluation of the Entries related to the Architectural Competition for the Medical School at the University of Cyprus has concluded its mission and has proceeded to the opening of the sealed envelopes with the official data of the participants.

The Competition results are given below:

1st Prize

Antonio Gonzalez Linan

Architect

for the Entry with reference code 11013

from Seville, Spain

with

Antonio Gonzalez Cordon

(SV60 Arquitectos)

 

2nd Prize

Pilar Calderon

Architect

for the Entry with reference code 23914

from Barcelona, Spain

with

Marc Folch, Laia Isern, Toni Montes, Pol Sarsanedas, Vasileios Ntovros

 

3rd Prize

Theoni Xanthi

Architect

for the Entry with reference code 81218

from Athens, Greece

with

A.D. Consultant: Thodoris Androulakis

and Collaborators: Spiros Yiotakis, Margarita Zakynthinou-Xanthi, Kyriaki Gardeli

 

Commendation

Constantine Coursaris

Architect

for the Entry with code number 30964

from Paris, France

with

B + C Architectes SARL

 

Commendation

Pavlos Fereos

Architect

for the Entry with code number 10801

from Nicosia, Cyprus

with

Fereos + Associates

Tsabikos Petras Architecture

 

PRIZES AWARD CEREMONY / INVITATION

The prizes award ceremony will take place on Thursday, December 3, 2015, 18:00 at the Senate-Council 'Anastasios G. Leventis' Building, Amphitheatre B108, University of Cyprus Campus at Athalassa/Aglandgia.

The ceremony programme includes:

1. Welcome - Outline of all Architectural Competitions held by the University of Cyprus by Mr Agis Elisseos, Director of Development, Campus Development Office

2. Presentation of Results of the Architectural Competition for the Medical School of the University of Cyprus, by Mrs Alexandra Galanou, Chairperson of the Competition Jury, member of the University of Cyprus Council

3. Presentation of the Jury's approach and decision made by a member of the Competition Jury

4. Address by Mr. Nicos K. Shacolas, Benefactor of the project

5. Award of Prizes and Commendations by:

• Nicos K. Shacolas, Great Benefactor

• Manthos Mavrommatis, Chairman of the Council

• Professor Constantinos Christofides, Rector

• Alexandra Galanou, Chairperson of the Jury

6. Presentation of the 1st Prize winning Entry Mr. Antonio Gonzalez Cordon, Architect

7. Exhibition of all Entries at the Social Facilities Centre, Buildings No 7, Rooms 010, 018, 110, 111

8. Reception at the Social Facilities Centre, Buildings No 7 Reception area.

RSVP at Tel: 00357- 22894320

Best regards

Agis Elisseos

Director, Campus Development Office

University of Cyprus

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Medical School on UCY Campus - 'MEDICAL SCHOOL AND HEALTH SCIENCES BUILDING NICOS K. SHAKOLAS'
 
On June 30th 2015, an open one-stage Architectural Design Competition for the Medical School of the University of Cyprus has been announced in two languages Greek and English .
 
The project is funded with the kind contribution of the family of Nicos K. Shakolas a renowned businessman and highly reputed benefactor of Cyprus and through the European Investment Bank (EIB) Loan.
 
The Architect who will win the competition will put together the Project Team according to the terms described in the competition documents.
 
The deadline for the submission of entries was October 27th, 2015 13.00hrs local time.
 
For the Competition Results see Announcement above.
 
Collecting the Competition Documents
 
The Architectural Design Competition Documents can be accessed through the e-Procurement System of the Treasury of the Republic of Cyprus at the following link:
 

This link will lead you to the Medical School competition site in the Greek language.

You will need to follow the next two steps:

Click where it says English (to the left) to change language

2  Paste again the whole link (given above) to the usual place where you write the https address (top left).

This will give you access to the Competition Documents.

3  You will need to download all the documents you see i.e. a total of eight documents except the last one which is in Greek.

You may start by reading the document 00 MEDICAL SCHOOL_TERMS OF COMPETITION_final.pdf which can be found in the file: MEDICAL SCHOOL TENDER TERMS.zip.

Read Article 9 on 'Collection of Competition Documents' / Registering with the eProcurement system.

4  The Questions and Answers document can be found in the zip file named: Clarification Letter – Addendum no.3

5  To have access to Clarifications 1 and 2 you need to use the following link:

https://www.eprocurement.gov.cy/ceproc/cft/listClarification.do?resourceId=1377408

This link will lead you to the Medical School competition site in the Greek language.

You will need to follow again the next two steps:

6  Click where it says English (to the left) to change language

7  Paste again the whole link (given in point 5 above) to the usual place where you write the https address (top left).

This will give you access to Clarifications.

(End of instructions)

 
 
Implementation of the Loan Contract of EIB – Republic of Cyprus - University of Cyprus

The University of Cyprus is the Final Beneficiary (Promoter) of the Loan Contract which is co-financed by EIB and the Republic of Cyprus for the materialisation of eight (8) significant projects of the University Cyprus. Through these projects the University aims to create the necessary infrastructure for the strengthening of educational activities; teaching, research, and technological applications, but also to proactively contribute to societal and national goals.

Further to the Library project which is under construction, another five (5) projects are currently under way.

The Construction competition tenders for both the Faculty of Engineering and the anti-seismic upgrade of the former Pedagogic Academy have been announced in May 2015 and the submission of the tenders is expected in autumn 2015.

The Architectural competition for the Medical School will be announced in June 2015 and the architectural proposals will be submitted in October 2015. The proposals will be adjudicated by the nominated Jury.

The project of the Department of Biological Sciences and Common Teaching Facilities 03 is at the stage of Design Development.

The Design / Build/ Maintainance Contract for the upgrading and remodelling of the existing 'Shakoleion' building (SEKY) into the Medical School is expected to be signed in July 2015.

The other two (2) projects which are also part of the Loan agreement are, the 10MW Photovoltaic Park 'Apollo' and the second University of Cyprus Energy Centre B.

 
QUESTIONS & ANSWERS ON THE EIB LOAN
 
1 WHEN WAS THE FINANCIAL AGREEMENT SIGNED?

The financial agreement (Contract) has been signed on December 12th 2014.

2 WHICH PARTIES SIGNED THE FINANCIAL AGREEMENT?

The financial agreement was signed among the following parties:

  • The Republic of Cyprus, acting through the Ministry of Finance - the 'Borrower'
  • The University of Cyprus - the 'Final Beneficiary'
  • The European Investment Bank - the 'Bank' (Lending Institution)

3 WHICH IS THE AMOUNT OF THE FINANCIAL AGREEMENT?

The recently announced € 80m (eighty million euros) financial facility in the form of a Loan to UCY, constitutes part of a larger plan of € 216.215.000 (two hundred and sixteen million and two hundred and fifteen thousand euros) for the materialisation of the eight (8) projects outlined earlier.

4 WHO AUTHORISED ON BEHALF OF THE BORROWER THE FIRST PART OF THE LOAN?

The initial borrowing of the sum of € 80m was authorised by way of the Council of Ministers Decision dated November 19th 2014 for the specific terms and conditions set out in the relevant Contract.

5 WHICH IS THE BREAKDOWN OF PARTICIPATION OF THE PARTIES IN THE EIB LOAN?

The breakdown of the contribution of the parties for the whole plan of € 216.215.000 (~€216m), is as follows:

The Republic of Cyprus will have a contribution of 25%, meaning that they will finance the plan with € 54.215.000 (~€ 54m) and EIB will finance 75% of the plan, with a Loan to the Republic of Cyprus of € 162m (one hundred and sixty two million euros).

For the current € 80m (eighty million euros) loan, the Republic of Cyprus will have € 20m (twenty million) contribution.

 
6 HOW MATURE ARE THE PROJECTS WHICH ARE FINANCED BY THE EIB LOAN?

Some projects such as the Faculty of Engineering, the anti-seismic upgrade and renovation of Academia and the Renovation of the existing SEKY building (Faculty of Medicine) are quite mature.

Remodeling and construction will commence at the existing SEKY building in September 2015 and will be completed in September 2016.Remodeling and construction will commence at the Academia project in November 2015 and will be completed in three years' time (end of 2018).Construction of the Faculty of Engineering will commence in 2016 and will be completed in four years' time (2019).

It should also be mentioned that the design of the Department of Biological Sciences & Common Teaching Facilities 03 is well ahead and will be completed next year. Construction for this project is planned for 2017.

Additionally, the Architectural Design Competition for the Faculty of Medicine has also been announced this June 2015 and architectural proposals will be submitted in October 2015.

7 WHICH ARE THE RELEVANT GOALS OF THE GOVERNMENT OF CYPRUS / THE MINISTRY OF EDUCATION / THE UNIVERSITY OF CYPRUS?

The Government, the Ministry and the University expect through this substantial development of the University of Cyprus to have the following outcomes:

  • Provide quality and high tech spaces to enhance the competitiveness of UCY and invigorate and promote Innovation and Research for the University, and for Cyprus as a whole
  • Create the environment where synergies and collaborations with local and European partners could prosper
  • Create job opportunities at all levels of the task force
  • Apply contemporary technologies focused on energy saving systems on all new components.
 
   
Faculty of Engineering

The design of the new facilities of the Faculty of Engineering is the outcome of an international design competition which was conducted by the University of Cyprus in 2010. The award of the Contract for the Provision of Services by Consultants took place in 2011.

The Construction competition tender has been announced in May 2015 and tenders are expected to be submitted in autumn 2015.

The pivotal aim of the Faculty of Engineering is to become a vital scientific and technological constituent of the University of Cyprus, qualifying and responding to the demands of the most modern research centres engaged in innovation and applied technologies.

 

Former Pedagogic Academy (Academia Campus) anti-seismic upgrade and renovation - Phase A

The University of Cyprus retains a secondary Campus on the former Pedagogic Academy site named for short 'Academia Campus'.

Most of the buildings on UCY Academia Campus were built in the decade of 1950-1960. Some of them were built at later stages but seismic
and energy efficiency upgrading was judged necessary for almost all examined buildings.

The assessment study of the buildings' current situation, the redesign and the final design was completed in 2015.

The Construction competition tender has been announced in May 2015 and tenders are expected to be submitted in autumn 2015.

 
 
Consultancy Services for the Development of the existing Campus Master Plan and the Estate Strategy of the University of Cyprus

The overall objective of the above mentioned international Competition is to acquire the services of expert Consultants who will propose and assist the University of Cyprus decision making process, on issues regarding the vision, further development and projection in the future of the existing Campus Master Plan and the Estate Strategy of the University of Cyprus within a demanding and rapidly changing context.

The Competition was organized in two (2) stages. During Stage A, nine (9) entries were submitted of which four (4) qualified. In October 2013, Stage B of the competition was announced and the four successful Stage A candidates were invited to participate.

The Contract has been awarded in January 2015 to a consortium of Consultants which is lead by Architects Design Partnership (ADP) LLP. The University is looking forward to a fruitful collaboration with ADP which will project UCY aspirations and needs in the next decade.

 
 
 Photovoltaic Park 'Phaethon' and PV panels on roofs
 
The University of Cyprus being an advocate of green alternative economy has proceeded with the creation of a small Photovoltaic Park
named 'Phaethon' of a total capacity of 395 kW at a focal point on the western entry of UCY Campus.

The opening of 'Phaethon' and the inauguration of its operation took place on 24 February 2015.

The supply and installation Contract of the photovoltaic elements was implemented by TELMEN LTD. Further to the installation of Phaethon,
the project entailed the installation of photovoltaic elements on the roof of the Council Senate 'Anastasios G. Leventis' building and the roofs of the Social Facilities complex.

The overall PV system is expected to produce 550.000 KWh per year which corresponds to a savings of 420 tons of carbon dioxide emissions.

The project has been co-financed by the EU Structural and Cohesion Funds and fulfils the policy targets of the University of Cyprus for energy savings and the exploitation of renewable sources of energy. 

 
  
Alterations and Additions to Shakoleio Educational Health Centre to accommodate the Medical School – Design, Construction and five year Maintenance Competition procedure
 
The Medical School of the University of Cyprus has accepted the first student intake in September 2013.
 
Shakoleio Educational Health Center has been chosen to be the first permanent home of the Medical School of the University of Cyprus. The reasons which led to the selection of the particular building mainly are: the proximity to Nicosia General Hospital, its architectural value and the relevance of the previous usage as a Nursing School to the new use.
 
On November 4th 2013, a Design-Construction-Maintenance Competition was announced for the project 'Alterations and Additions to Shakoleio Educational Health Centre'.
 
The aim is, to upgrade and remodel the existing Shakoleio building to meet the operational needs of the UCY Medical School. Furthermore the building will accommodate the Molecular Medicine Research Centre headed by Professor Constantinos Deltas.
 
The closing date for the submission of tenders was January 15th 2014 and eight (8) tenders were submitted. The evaluation of tenders has been completed and the Evaluation Report has been examined by the competent Council Committee of the University of Cyprus.
 
 
 
 Library - Resource Centre 'Stelios Ioannou'
 
A fascinating and dynamic project, the Library - Resource Centre 'Stelios Ioannou' (LRC) is under construction on the University of Cyprus Campus, by the consortium of companies J&P and J&P Joint Venture Avax.
 
LRC has been designed by Ateliers Jean Nouvel the infamous French architectural firm. Local Consultant is the architectural office of J+A Philippou Architects Engineers.
 
Construction works for the building began in October 2011 and the project is expected to be completed in 2016 enriching the UCY Campus at Athalassa with a powerful building-landmark.
 
The project is being funded with the kind contribution of the family of Stelios Ioannou a renowned businessman and highly reputed benefactor from Cyprus, and the Government of Cyprus.
 
 
Building Facilities of the Department of Biological Sciences and Common Teaching Facilities 03
 
The proceedings of the architectural Competition for the Building Facilities of the Department of Biological Sciences and Common Teaching Facilities 03 were concluded in December 2012.

The Contract for the Provision of Services by Consultants for the project has been signed in July 2014 between the University of Cyprus and Miltiades Katsaros on behalf of the successful Team of Architects; Miltiades Katsaros, Nikolas Theotokis, Georgios Papayianopoulos, Dimitrios Christovasilis, Apostolos Goulas. The project is at tne Design Development stage.

 
Submission of draft Proposals to the Directorate General for European Programs Coordination and Development (NSRF) for the utilisation of resources from EU Structural and Cohesion Funds for projects on University Campus
 
Eight (8) draft Proposals have been prepared and submitted by the University of Cyprus to claim financing resources from EU Structural and Cohesion Funds for the implementation of projects on UCY Campus.
 
These projects fall within the framework of the University's planning and development programme and are part of the forthcoming building development phase. Some of these projects are already ongoing such as the LRC or in mature stage of implementation as are the Faculty of Engineering and 'Shakoleio', and others are at the stage of design development.
 
The eight (8) Proposals are identified below:
Proposal 1: Library - Resource Centre 'Stelios Ioannou' with special emphasis on issues related to the Enhancement and Use of Information and Communication Technologies (ICT)
Proposal 2: Faculty of Engineering building facilities
Proposal 3: UCY Energy Centre with emphasis on the development of Centralised district Heating and Cooling System using Cogeneration Technology
Proposal 4: Building Facilities of the newly established Medical School
Proposal 5: Department of Biological Sciences building facilities
Proposal 6: Building facilities for Faculties of Theoretical Studies
Proposal 7: Research and Innovation Institute
Proposal 8: Construction and installation of a Photovoltaic Park of nominal power 10MW on University Campus within the UN Buffer Zone.