Allegra GSP Sport Center: Nicosia Building, Cyprus

Allegra GSP Sport Center Nicosia, Cypriot Sports Building, Design, Cyprus

Allegra GSP Sport Center, Cyprus

Nicosia Sports Building – design by Theo David Architects

18 Aug 2011

Allegra GSP Sport Center

Design: Theo David Architects, Nicosia, Cyprus

Location: Nicosia, Cyprus

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photographs : Charalambos Artemis

Allegra GSP Sport Center Cyprus

This 150 meter long structure was conceived as an imaginative interpretation of a given program to provide a world class living and training environment for visiting athletes from all over the globe. The goal was to generate a strong formal architectural and programmatic integration between the athletes’ accommodation, their playing fields and spectator areas.

The Allegra GSP Sports Centre is an integral part of the overall master plan for the existing GSP Athletic Centre located off the main highway entrance into Nicosia, the capital of Cyprus. The primary motivation for the building of this project was to realize the vision of the client, a private athletic organization, to provide attractive, dedicated training and living facilities for visiting teams located within a secure and efficient athletic environment.

The building includes two floors on pilotis, with hotel type rooms and suites with built-in furnishings for 80 guests, seminar rooms, a gym, physical therapy facilities, lounges and dining facilities, all with full views towards the athletic fields. The stadium seating accommodating an additional 1,500 spectators extends down to the track and field pitch from the entrance level concourse with its access to VIP facilities, a cafeteria, media studios and press boxes.

The architecture of this centre is defined by an architectonic synthesis which includes a cylindrical exposed concrete sky-lighted entrance rotunda connecting via a steel and glass bridge to each level of the tapered main structure, incorporating on its East facade horizontal louvers.

This project has been characterized as innovative for the way it interprets and accommodates the athlete’s needs and the owner’s pragmatic concerns while establishing a distinct architectural identity alongside the scale of the existing stadium complex.

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photographs : Charalambos Artemis

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