The thesis project is about a place of historic significance in Cyprus, Moutallos, a picturesque area in the western side of Paphos. Moutallos is the border between the old and the new town, which is situated on the edge of a cliff. At the bottom of the cliff there are some natural caves.
Nowadays, Moutallos is almost abandoned because its former inhabitants were Turkish Cypriots who were forced to leave and move to the northern side, after the Turkish invasion in Cyprus in 1974. Greek Cypriot refugees inhabited the area after the division. Therefore, the aim was to create an underground memorial space, which will narrate the history of the two communities in Cyprus, of the Turkish Cypriots and the Greek Cypriots.
Hypogean Traces – Mouttalos | Margarita Leriou
supervisor: Alexandra Alexopoulou
year: September 2017
Aristotle University of Thessaloniki | Faculty of Engineering | School of Architecture
Υπόγειες Ιχνηλασίες – Μούτταλος | Μαργαρίτα Λεριού
επιβλέπουσα: Αλεξάνδρα Αλεξοπούλου
έτος: Σεπτέμβριος 2017
Αριστοτέλειο Πανεπιστήμιο Θεσσαλονίκης | Τμήμα Αρχιτεκτόνων Μηχανικών
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