• Year2020
  • LocationLarnaca, Cyprus
  • CategoryPublic landscape
  • Surface2410 m2
  • Prize: 2nd PRIZE
  • Client: Municipality of Larnaca
  • Firm: topio7
  • Authors: topio7 architects-landscape architects Katerina Andritsou – Panita Karamanea – Thanasis Polyzoidis
  • Collaborators: External collaborators: Civil engineering consultant: Panagiotis Panagiotopoulos, Civil Engineer Quantity surveyor consultant: Dimitra Kosti

The project “landscape_fluxes” was awarded with the 2nd Prize at the Architectural Competition for Salina Park in Larnaca, Cyprus. The central idea derives from the need to create a well-organized area of urban nature in a mutual relationship of ‘osmosis’ between the park and the city.  Main objective of the project is the creation of an open, accessible public space, a contemporary urban park with ecological-bioclimatic character that gradually leads the visitor from the city’s buzz to an enclosed landscape of recreation. The projects envisions a field of landscape fluxes, a dynamic new landscape, a permeable green buffer zone of passages in which osmotic relations can be developed from the city towards the new park. A filter of greenery and an introductory square, lead to the main area of the park – an introverted clearing of recreation for outdoor activities. There the cafe-restaurant kiosk is located and a dynamic scenery is being created which changes during the four seasons. The proposal creates a pole of attraction for local and supra-local uses, in the framework of a holistic landscape eco_strategy. The main objectives are: (a) to create a park with ecological and bioclimatic character, (b) to emphasize the social dimension, (c) to integrate new informative and management technologies.