agora - MUSEUM OF AGRICULTURAL HERITAGE
Status: International Architectural Competition / Municipality of Eptagonia
Program: Culture, Leisure
Location: Eptagonia, Cyprus
Architect: Leonidas Papalampropoulos- ldlp
Team: Leonidas Papalampropoulos, Nikos Lamproulis
Structural Engineer: Marinos Kattis
Award: Honorable mention
The diversity of the program (agriculture museum, gathering place, restaurant) led to the adaption of the market as the main typological reference.
The main typology is subdivided into:
1. a gathering outdoor space (AGORA)
2. an enclosed market (BAZAAR)
A structural system of sloping roofs (scaffolding-lattice type resting on stone foundations with wooden planking) encloses the program and provides shaded resting areas. Thus a typological hybrid forms the semiotic projection of the complex in order to make it a symbol of public awareness in the area.