See where works on Cyprus’ new museum are at (pics)

Construction work on the new Cyprus Museum, located opposite the House of Representatives where the old Nicosia general hospital used to be, is progressing fast.

Being the island’s largest cultural project to date, the cost of the investment is close to €144m and it is slated to be delivered in 2026.

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The project’s study and the tender documents were prepared by the Architectural firm "Theoni Xanthi XZA Architects", following an architectural competition coordinated by the Department of Public Works.

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The contract was awarded to the Iacovou - Cyfield (M) Joint Venture, providing for a maintenance period of two years with a provision for negotiation for an additional 10 years of maintenance.

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The Museum, with a total area of 30,000 sq.m. (including basements), is being built on a plot spanning 40,000 sq.m.

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The new Museum is going to host one of the largest collections of Cypriot Archaeology, contributing to the international promotion of Cypriot history and culture.

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It will include permanent exhibition spaces spanning 5,500 sq.m. that will host around 6,500 antiquities, 1,000 sq.m. of periodical exhibition areas, educational programme areas, 2,000 sq.m. of maintenance workshops, underground parking, and 5,000 sq.m. of antiquities warehouses.

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It will also run a restaurant, cafeteria, library, auditorium, offices, an art shop and there will be extensive landscaping of the exterior spaces.

(Photos: Nicosia First)

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