Studio Class at UC Berkeley
Studio Class at UC Berkeley

Cinema and Television school

This project was developed by Marianthi Armaou as a student from Frederick University and was submited to the WAS awards 2017 under the Facilities category.

The following project concerns the creation of Cinema School and Television, which will take place in Cyprus and more specifically in the city of Nicosia, between Paphos Gate and Ledra Palace.

The aim of implementing this project, once the reunification of the two communities (Greek Cypriots, Turkish Cypriots) will be accepted, aims to connect the two sides, both in practice and ideologically through its operation. Education in all its forms broadens the horizons of people and helps them communicate with each other. In terms of this building, it is an arts-based school that helps even more in their mutual interdependence, since artists are considered more open-minded. In such an industry where standards are created, it will surely achieve the goal set, and this will be done through the proper functioning and cooperation of both students and teachers, and thus the two communities.

The concept for this project came from the shape of the bastion that is within walking distance of the block. The reason is to maintain the memory in the area. And the sign of the connection – the central part of the building was chosen to be rectangular-linear, thus highlighting the two communities that come and join through it.

The building includes

-50 students each year, 25 students each year for the TV section and 25 students each year for the cinema department

-10 classrooms – studios

-20 teachers


-30 parking spaces x25 m2

-EAC engine room, electrical panels

-Bathrooms for men and women and for the disabled

-Cinema, sound studio, canteen and theater


Ground floor:

-Reception area

-Professors’ office

-Bathrooms for men and women and for the disabled




-Teaching rooms

-1 amphitheater

-Bathrooms for men and women and for the disabled

-Teachers’ offices

-Library – Movie Library