2015///Kato Pyrgos

AA  VS  CY  2015
July 22nd to July 26th – Nicosia
July 27th to August 1st – Kato Pyrgos

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The 2015 programme focuses on the island’s coastline and northern sea, promoting computational design and fabrication for providing solutions in relation to the UN refugee relief programme. The relation of a humanitarian crisis and the sea (as the only escape route) will be researched in an effort to fabricate floating components and constructions to assist the UN relief role.

The AA Cyprus Visiting School 2015 will be organized by the Architectural Association, London, UK and hosted at the department of Architecture [ARC], University of Nicosia, and Kato Pyrgos. The event aims to assemble and dynamic group of students and young practitioners, both from Cyprus and abroad for a 10-day digital design and fabrication workshop.

Disembarking from 2014 VS, the workshop will revisit the north-west coastline town of Kato Pyrgos to assemble a large-scale component-based floating platform. PVC pipes and Plywood as primary materials will be explored via computational analysis tools to achieve optimum buoyancy and stability. The aim is to build a platform large enough to carry the weight of all VS participants.

Accommodation will be provided at the Gymnasium/Lyceum of Kato Pyrgos, during Part B of the Workshop from the 26th July – 1st August 2015.
Transportation to Kato Pyrgos will also be arranged.


Scholarships are offered All interested parties need to submit a sample of work at cyprus@aaschool.ac.uk.

  • 15 May 2015 – Scholarship Deadline
  • 15 July 2015  – Applications Deadline


  • 595 GBP – Standard Fee
  • 195 GBP – Scholarship Fee