GRAPHISOFT sponsors AIA Europe Student Competition in Cyprus in October
Over four full days of site visits, lectures and tours, this AIA Europe architecture and urbanism conference explored the Cypriot culture through the lens of rural/urban transformation, while an architectural student/member collaboration – through a student design competition – provided and in-depth look at an emblematic site in the old town of Girne/Kyrenia. Four international student teams, led by professional and academic mentors, were invited to develop adaptive reuse projects for the municipality's Old Bazaar ‘Bandabuliya.’ GRAPHISOFT's Tibor Szolnoki, ARCHICAD Implementation Team Leader, held a short training, and developed an ARCHICAD model for the students to base their projects on. The projects were judged on the last day of the conference by AIA Europe, invited experts and attendees from the public. Students, AIA members, local architects and university professors took turns as teachers during the event giving the attendees a unique possibility to experience the sights, sounds, and tastes of Cyprus. The Mayor was greatly impressed by all the student’s work and stated that he is committed to using the ideas of the projects to revitalize his city!