Thursday, 29 November 2018 07:13

Celebrating the “Smallness”


An Architectural Symposium with special guests
Architects Bureau G.natkevičius & Partners ∙ Lithuania
Salto Architects ∙ Estonia
Mailitis Architects ∙ Latvia
alongside Cypriot Architects
An Interactive presentation and discussion of architectural Identities in small countries that the mainstream international press does not represent. Guests Architects will present their work.

Representative architects from small countries of Europe, Lithuania, Estonia and Latvia will present their work and discuss with the architectural identities in places that the majority of the Architectural Press usually does not reach. The event will give the opportunity for a constructive discussion and facilitate the environment of countries that may be overwhelmed by the globalization to utter their voices of resistance. At the same time, it will attempt to widen the horizons of the architectural discourse in areas that drive us away from the dead ends of the imposing architectural realm of the prevailing scene of western powerful countries.

F r i d a y
1 8 : 0 0
Bank of Cyprus ∙ Conference Hall
Andrea Tsielepou & Evagoras Pallikaridis corner ∙ Paphos

P r o g r a m m e
• 4:30 presentation of the work of the invited architects by the 3rd year students of the Architecture Department of the University of Nicosia
• 5:00 Discussion with the guests and the students
• Break 5:30 -6:00
• 6:00 Presentation of the work of the international guests
• 6:00-6:20 G. Natkevicius ∙ Lithuania
• 6:20-6:40 Salto ∙ Estonia
• 6:40-7:00 Mailitis ∙ Latvia
• 7:00-7:45 Round table discussion

Organised by Andreas Vardas and Yiorgos Hadjichristou
Hosted by Cyprus Architects Association ∙ Paphos Division
Supported by University of Nicosia


About the Architects

Architects Bureau G.natkevičius & Partners
Established in 1992 Architects bureau G. Natkevicius and partners is one of several leading specialised architectural design offices of a small and young country Lithuania. The company has a long time experience in a wide range of designed and constructed architectural objects, varying from original furniture, nominal gravestones and exclusive small private houses to the first state crematorium and even the second largest airport passenger terminal in Lithuania.

Salto Architects
a Tallinn-based office founded in 2004. In their practice, Salto has taken particular interest in the meeting points between architecture, landscape design and art. Their practice is mainly focused on conceptualising public space and buildings. Contextual approach to architecture implies awareness of each location, its inhabitants, customs, politics, economy and natural environment. In other words, site-specificity forms the starting point to each work of Salto AB.

Mailitis Architects
Mailitis Architects is a Latvian two-generation architects’ and artists’ family company that brings together architects, artists, designers and other professionals. The company designs public and culture orientated buildings, deals with residential and commercial objects, enjoys challenging creative processes and believes that the key to the success of every project is an ingenious idea. Mailitis Architects is an author of large-scale projects including Latvian Pavilion in Expo 2010 Shanghai and Latvian National Open-air Stage. Latvian pavilions in 55th and 56th Venice Art Biennale, Shaoling Flying Monks Temple in China.


Symposium Paphos1

Symposium Paphos2





Ο Σύλλογος Αρχιτεκτόνων Κύπρου ιδρύθηκε το 1981 με στόχους, ανάμεσα σε άλλους, την προώθηση και ανάπτυξη της Αρχιτεκτονικής ως Επιστήμης και Τέχνης, την προστασία του επαγγέλματος του Αρχιτέκτονα, την επιμόρφωση των Αρχιτεκτόνων – μελών του, την βελτίωση της νομοθεσίας που αφορά τα τεχνικά θέματα και την πληροφόρηση του κοινού για θέματα που αφορούν την αρχιτεκτονική.