Jean Nouvel completes “earth-work” library at University of Cyprus

Atelier Jean Nouvel’s recently completed Stelios Ioannou Learning Resource Center, at the University of Cyprus in Nicosia, has been revealed in photographs by Yiorgis Yerolymbos.

Named after Cypriot industrialist Stelios Ioannou, the library in the capital of Cyprus has been designed to look like an artificial hill.

“It has been considered as an ‘earth-work’, a gentle echo in the landscape to the hills which are so characteristic of the plain and particularly to the Aronas, a main silhouette boarding the south side of the site across the Kaloyeros River,” said Atelier Jean Nouvel.