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AZ Awards 2022 Finalist: Eleftheria Square by Zaha Hadid Architects

Built in the Middle Ages, the Venetian Walls and dry moat in Nicosia, Cyprus, mark the boundary of the city’s ancient quarter. This project is envisioned as part of a larger urban renewal scheme, transforming previously inaccessible areas into civic plazas, parks and promenades, and creating a new green belt around the Mediterranean capital. The architects used the moat’s fluid geometries to inform the placement of features like the grand upper-level bridge at the centre of the square as well as benches and gardens; it also created a passive rainwater drainage system that, in concert with newly planted trees, will help to preserve the walls’ foundations for centuries to come.

AZ Awards 2022 Finalist: Eleftheria Square by Zaha Hadid Architects
Eleftheria Square

Eleftheria Square is envisioned as part of a larger urban renewal scheme, transforming previously inaccessible areas into civic plazas, parks and promenades.

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