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Louroukina / Akincilar: urban upgrading


Once characterized by a traditional urban pattern, this village, as many other rural villages in the north of Cyprus, is currently fighting against a massive migration of young people towards bigger towns, as well as for the preservation of its local identity and architectonical heritage.

The project provided an opportunity for the revitalization of the village. By articulating the existent conceptual and spatial spaces of the village, the project aimed not only to improve the quality of life of the villagers but also to limit young peoples’ migration.

The project:

In particular the project aimed to preserve and enhance traditional residential areas and improve the architectural and environmental quality of the centre. The project was realised in two phases: phase I  completed in October 2010, and the phase II  planned to be completed in July 2012.

Phase 1
- Redesigning of the village main square;
- Improvement of the pedestrian and traffic circulation system within the village’s road and main square;
- Improvement of the existing commercial and residential buildings facades around the main square;
- Creation of landscaped public open spaces and green community areas.

Phase 2
- Upgrading of a sport field, including of construction of a new public toilet;
- Renovation of a traditional coffee shop;
- Upgrading of a school perimeter

  • Enhancement of the physical development in, and around, the main square for social purposes and recreation, both for visitors and local residents;
  • Upgrade of the original urban pattern and improvement of the village’s commercial life

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Last Updated ( Monday, 30 July 2012 )

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