The project’s architects announced that the work on the construction of the cultural village of Lemba, in Paphos, will begin by the end of the year and will be completed within about 6 months. The establishment of the cultural village is part of government plans to upgrade the existing infrastructure and turn Lemba into a centre for arts and culture.
Spyros Spyrou, said that the team was commissioned in May, by the state cultural services, to carry out the study for the project and the supervision. Spyrou is a member of the team that won the architectural competition for the creation of the cultural village of Lemba, along with Charis Christodoulou, Aggela Zisimopoulou and Charis Solomou. The Competition was organised by the education ministry which wants to create an arts centre in the village.
As a part of the upcoming project, two main building complexes will be built, one of which will house the art school which will include workshops, while the second one is supposed to provide living quarters for students, teachers and artists.
In 1981, Stass Parasakos set up the Cyprus College of Art in Lemba. He renovated the former school building of the village and turned it into artists’ studios and today the village is home to several artists who decided to settle there.