The Headquaters of the Central Cooperative Bank of Cyprus
The new headquarters building attempts to interpret the history of the bank into terms of architectural language. The core concept of this project consists on the main ideals of the cooperative movement and the deep roots of the organisation in the strong agricultural tradition of the island. This strong agricultural character of Cyprus that was predominant in the island until very recently along with the cooperative ideals gave flesh and bones to the Cooperative Bank of Cyprus. This very same character was set as the foundation tone of these new headquarters.
The new “agricultural” foundation that hosts the public activities of the complex becomes a green space open to the city. On top of this foundation a new dynamic volume accepting all the private programs is located. The manipulation of the volumes, the program distribution and the material used cre ate a composition capable to provide the symbolic perspective needed.