Residential Complexes

Student’s Hall, University of Cyprus

A design that evolves around the notions of the individual within the anonymous enormity of the crowd, the description, definition and constraint of space and the creation of noteworthy elements and events that inform, that transform a greater whole. Accommodation is always an exercise in transcending scales, in allowing the individual space and identity enough without losing the context of the larger organism.

To this effect the design focuses around the creation of highly individual volumes, variegated and described through material, texture, levels, volumes and location. Further ingredients are provided through the nature of place, with framed views and smaller escapes offering a sense of context and scale. The project represented Cyprus for Mies Van de Rohe European Prize 2004 .

Space is personalised through identity.
Facts & Credits

Technical Services of the University of Cyprus




6,600 m2



  • Conceptual Design
  • Design Development Supervision
  • Coordination & Project Management
Design Team

Eraclis Papachristou (In Collaboration with C.E.Chrysanthou & Associates)

Year of completion

2003, Architectural Competition entry 1998, 1st prize