Title: New Cyprus Museum

Author: Pedro Pitarch

Edited by: Pedro Pitarch

2020. ISBN: 978-84-09-13272-0

Language: English 

88 pages


The book will be launched next Thursday, 12th November at Ivory Press Madrid. The event will be attended by Pedro Pitarch, author of “New Cyprus Museum”, Juan Herreros and Federico Soriano.

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The event will begin at 19:00.

In the contemporary metropolis, juxtaposed situations plague the corners of cultural production and consumption. Our Contemporary Societies admit confrontational conditions and requires multidimensional spaces for dialogue. It is in the tangential points, where culture finds new spaces of expression in which heterogeneity and disparity are admitted. The New Cyprus Museum is one of those places. An augmented context for a society in continuous change. A place for exchange and common understanding. A project for both culture production and culture consumption. A sphere where we can constantly construct, post-produce and develop our past. Transforming it into an up-to-date issue. Projecting it into upcoming situations and creating a future-past.

En la metrópoli contemporánea, las situaciones yuxtapuestas plagan los rincones de la producción y el consumo cultural. Nuestras sociedades contemporáneas admiten condiciones de confrontación y requieren espacios multidimensionales para el diálogo. Es en los puntos tangenciales, donde la cultura encuentra nuevos espacios de expresión en los que se admite la heterogeneidad y la disparidad. El Nuevo Museo de Chipre es uno de esos lugares. Un contexto aumentado para una sociedad en continuo cambio. Un lugar para el intercambio y el entendimiento común. Un proyecto tanto para la producción como para el consumo de la cultura. Una esfera en la que podemos construir, post-producir y desarrollar constantemente nuestro pasado. Transformándolo en un tema de actualidad. Proyectándolo en situaciones futuras y creando un pasado-futuro.

This XL-size limited edition publication compiles the contents from the correspondent project that was awarded a Second Prize in the International Architectural Competition for the New Cyprus Museum in Nicosia.

Esta publicación de edición limitada de formato XL recopila los contenidos del proyecto galardonado con un Segundo Premio en el Concurso Internacional de Arquitectura para el Nuevo Museo de Chipre en Nicosia.

Every image, drawing and text are produced and given by Pedro Pitarch Architectures&Urbanisms

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Pedro Pitarch, is architect (ETSAM, UPM, 2014) and contemporary musician (COM Caceres, 2008). Archiprix International (HunterDouglas Award 2015), Extraordinary Honour End of Studies Prize at the ETSAM (UPM, 2014), Steedman Fellow (Washington University , St Louis, 2017) and Superscape · Future Urban Living Award (Wien, 2016)

His work has been exhibited at the 16th Venice Architecture Biennale, 4th Lisbon Architecture Triennale, Architectus Omnibus, 9th EME3 and 2016 Vienna Design Week. He has received Prizes and Mentions in several International Competitions such as Second Prize in Dom Competition (Russia, 2018), Second Prize for ‘New Cyprus Museum’ (Cyprus, 2017), First Prize for Clesa Building Restoration (Madrid, 2015), Steedman Fellowship 2017-2018 (USA, 2017), Honour Mention at ARCOmadrid2016 VIProom. He has been shortlisted for the Debut Award of the IV Lisbon Triennale of Architecture.

He is Teaching Fellow in Architectural Design at the Bartlett School of Architecture (University College of London), teaching at the UG-10 of the BSc Architecture (ARB/RIBA Part1).