Tepak student housing

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Cyprus University of Technology architecture competition in Limassol

One phase open competition for the Study and Supervision of the Construction of Dormitories of the Cyprus University of Technology in Limassol / Αρχιτεκτονικού Διαγωνισμού για τη Μελέτη και την Επίβλεψη της Ανέγερσης των Φοιτητικών Εστιών του Τεχνολογικού Πανεπιστημίου Κύπρου στη Λεμεσό
Organizer: Cyprus University of Technology
Typology: Residential / Student dormitories
Size: 28.000m2
Budget: 40m€
Author: OCA architects, Errikos Ioannidis, Charalambos Vamvakas
OCA team: Bernardo Garcia, Hernan Lleida, Miquel Pérez, Rocío Siesto, Robert Yousef
Photographic visualizations by OCA team

The architectural program of the dormitories is very demanding, especially when combined with large ones public functions as in the case of this tender. Although the architectural program is demanding and largely repetitive, we tried from the very first stages of the proposal to cope with creativity and originality, taking advantage of increased demands for production benefit of a high level architectural design. The nature of the approach we followed is twofold and aims both to redefine the housing model of dormitories that often suffers from a lack of creativity as well as lay the foundations for a new more sensitized approach to University sets that fully meet the needs of young people. Using research as an architect design tool, studying various examples of student dormitories around the world and at the same time analyzing.


OCA architects is a brand of OCA Arquitectos Barcelona, SCP. Nuestro equipo presta servicios de arquitectura y diseño para obra nueva, rehabilitación y trámites en proyectos de vivienda, oficinas y comercial en Vilanova i la Geltrú, Sitges, El Prat de Llobregat.