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MEdical School and Health Sciences Building Nicos K. Shacolas -UCY Campus

The Contract for the Provision of Services by Consultants for the Medical School project has been signed in September 2016 between the University of Cyprus and SV60 Arquitectos. The Local Architect Consultant is the architectural office Gabrielides+Formit. In December 2017 Stage B1b – Design Development has been completed and the Final/Detailed Design is in progress.

Within the framework for a Green Campus, the new Medical School will be a candidate for the LEED Environmental Certification in the Category GOLD.

Competition Background - Results of Competition

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. UCY aimed through the Competition procedure to arrive to the best possible solution for the Medical School Building Facilities on Campus, in architectural, planning, technological, environmental and economic terms, and to assign to the successful Architect the completion of the design and the implementation of the Project.

The project is funded with the kind contribution of the family of Nicos K. Shacolas a renowned businessman and highly reputed benefactor and through the European Investment Bank (EIB) Loan.The deadline for the submission of entries was October 27th, 2015 13.00hrs local time. The Competition was completed on November 20, 2015.

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. 

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
  1. Presentation of the 1st Prize winning Entry Mr. Antonio Gonzalez Cordon, Architect
  2. Exhibition of all Entries at the Social Facilities Centre, Buildings No 7, Rooms 010, 018, 110, 111

 

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.

The implementation of the Loan Contract for the eight (8) projects is in progress since December 2014.

Further to the Library project which is near completion, since January 2016 two more are also under construction, the Faculty of Engineering and the anti-seismic upgrade of the former Pedagogic Academy.

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

The Medical School Design is at Final/Detailed Design Stage.

The Design / Build/ Maintenance Contract for the upgrading and remodelling of the existing 'Shacoleion' building (SEKY) into the Medical School has been completed in July 2016, and the building is in full use by the Medical School.

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:

Approval by CERA has been secured for ‘Apollon’ Photovoltaic Park. The Park, in its first phase of development, will be of 5000kW and will have a storage capacity of 2350kW.

The Preliminary Study of Energy Centre B has been completed and the preparation of the Preliminary Environmental Impact (PEIA) is in progress.

 

Faculty of Engineering

The construction of the Faculty of Engineering project began on 20th January 2016. Construction is currently progressing smoothly.

The Construction competition tender has been announced in May 2015.

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 was assigned to the group Architects Chrysanthos Chrysanthos - Anastasios Kotsiopoulos – Heraclis Papachristou in 2011. The project design was completed in 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.