INTERNATIONAL ACADEMY OF PERFORMANCE ARTS AND MULTIDISCIPLINARY PERFORMANCE STUDIES IN FAMAGUSTA

CAPTURING THE HISTORICAL LAYERS

The site of this project is located in a region that is unique in terms of its historical heritages. This quality on the other hand requires sensitivity to approach this site. The aim of this project is to emphasize the historical value of the region by presenting the historical buildings to the visitors from different perspectives. The form of the buildings is designed in respect to the historical heritage of the region by avoiding complex forms. Concept of this design is based on the layers of grid that get their directions from historic buildings around which brings various directions of circulation. These grid layers reference to various historic periods of the region, such as, Axel of St. Geaorge church and Lala Mustafa pasa mosque, and a main square is formed where all these grids meet. Moreover, there are small squares around historic buildings to highlight the historical heritage of the site.
Considering the climate of this region, nature and manmade shelters are designed around the circulation path of the site.