The Nicosia Municipality and the Horizon 2020 research project E-DYCE, offer (2) two guided free tours to discover applied bioclimatic strategies in the city.
The European Horizon2020 research project E-DYCE, in collaboration with the Nicosia Municipality, is organizing two (2) guided tours to discover bioclimatic architectural strategies applied to buildings to reduce energy consumption, and to urban space to mitigate the heat island phenomenon.
In the first guided tour to take place on September 19 15:30 to 17:00, participants will discover the bioclimatic principles of the new Nicosia Town Hall. The visit planned to last 1.5 hours approximately, will be guided by the project architect Mr. Richard Dickon Irwin and by the building and urban space physicist Dr. Flourentzos Flourentzou, to explain the design principles: natural ventilation, solar shading, choice of colours, natural light, cooling techniques in summer and solar gains in winter, exposed thermal mass to reduce energy consumption.
The second tour planned to last 1 hour approximately to take place on September 20, 15:30 to 16:30, will be guided by Ms. Marina Tymviou architect of the urban redesign project of the commercial triangle Makariou-Stasikratous-Evagorou and by the head of the Nicosia Master Plan office architect Ms. Athina Papadopoulou, who together with Dr. Flourentzos Flourentzou will explain the choice of materials, shading and urban heat reflection strategies, cooling techniques, bioclimatic choice of trees, plants and the logic of their location in the shopping streets . In Eleftherias Square the visitors will understand the efficiency of wet elements, the wind venturi effect, the use of grass, shading, cold materials and feel by themselves the climatic effect of these strategies.
The participation lists will be closed according to the priority of the first thirty (30) registered persons Participation of one (1) person per registration will be strictly adhered to.
After the thirty (30) registrations have been completed, any additional persons wishing to participate may send an email to the Program (to be found at the end of each webpage of this site). They shall be timely informed if such events will be held again in the future, and they will have priority to participate to those.