PUBLIC MARKET IN LARNACA, CYPRUS
George Messaritakis

PUBLIC MARKET IN LARNACA

Tsolakis Architects als Architecten

1st prize and construction contract in the architectural competition for the reformation and reconstruction of the Public Market in the city of Larnaca in Cyprus

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George Messaritakis
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George Messaritakis
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George Messaritakis
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George Messaritakis

We replace the notion of linear movement along a frontage of stalls, with a meandering route amongst the multi-coloured market products, the visitor’s wandering guided by the smells and light. 

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George Messaritakis
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George Messaritakis
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George Messaritakis
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George Messaritakis

A visitor’s presence in the market is elevated from a simple commercial transaction into an urban experience of continuous interplay between people and prod­ucts, light and shade, solid and void. 

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George Messaritakis
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George Messaritakis
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George Messaritakis
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George Messaritakis

We create a market whose boundary with the sur­rounding city is not prescribed by a single entry point, but is instead defined by the very urban fabric which surrounds it. Essentially, the urban continuities of streets penetrate the market to create new ways for the visitor to participate seamlessly in both a commercial and urban experience. 

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George Messaritakis
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George Messaritakis
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George Messaritakis
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George Messaritakis

The market is a building for the municipality, the citizens of which can freely enter from any point they want. From the adjacent square they continue their way into the city. 

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George Messaritakis
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George Messaritakis
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George Messaritakis

Creating a flowing space of which the limits are diffused in the city and its surroundings, we achieve the essential connection of the square with the building, al­lowing us to refer to it as a market square.

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George Messaritakis
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George Messaritakis

PROJECT ARCHITECTS
Giorgos Tsolakis

Demetrios Konstantinou

Tsampikos Petras

 

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George Messaritakis
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George Messaritakis

DESIGN GROUP

Eleni Lagkari

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George Messaritakis

PROJECT STATUS
Competition 2011
Final Design 2016
Detail Design 2017

Photography

George Messaritakis

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