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The theme of the Cypriot Exhibit at the Venice Biennale is that of RELAXATION – a primary
activity in Cyprus. Related to the general theme of this year’s Biennale – which is BEYOND ARCHITECTURE.

So we ask participating architects to go beyond their normal limits and REINTERPRET. Architects and Architectural Students from all countries are invited to compete by submitting a project that responds by attempting to REINTERPRET one, or a combination, of the eight topics listed below. There should be an attempt to reference them to the conditions of the Island of Cyprus.

Project Themes
1/ The beach and its provisions
2/ Agro tourism
3/ The coffee house and public open space
4/ Cyprus – the love island
5/ The contemplation of the historic object
6/ The souvenir shop
7/ The boring hotel terrace
8/ The limitations of ‘meze & wine’ establishments

Selection will be on the basis of originality, ingenuity, wit and elegance as well as general appropriateness.

Category: International
Type: Open
Registration Deadline: 07/28/2008
Submission Deadline: 07/28/2008
Open To: All Architects
Entry Fee: None
Awards: EURO 5,000 Total
Jury: Peter Cook, Massimiliano Fuksas and Odile Decq
Address: Cyprus Architects Association, 24 Stasicratous Str., 2nd floor, office 202, 1065 Nicosia, Cyprus
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