The subject of the dissertation is transforming a “new” landscape outside the city of Nicosia which will function as a landscape park. This transformation adds to projecting the Aronas hill and the Medieval castle situated upon it. The goal of this dissertation is, at the same time, the creation of a park bearing relation to the historical and natural landscape of the wider region.
In view of creating this park, a small holding is used which is situated opposite the hill at the site of “Athalassa”. This part was chosen as it has the advantage of being situated between the Athalassa Park, the Park of the Nations and the Forestry and Botamical Park while it borders a main highway axis.
This area is transformed into a park with a multitude of plants and places for entertainment. The technique of inclined levels is applied, as well as the technique of tracing, in view of creating a specific range of view for the visitor according to the vision of the candidate. The park also includes a museum where through photographs, charts and other exhibits the history of the hill is presented as well as the one of the surrounding area including archeological finds discovered there.
This park will function as a new pole of attraction as well as a reception area for visitors who will then continue with walking hikes and excursions to the forest or who will climb the hill. In addition it will serve as a public area for the nearby university campus and the new student halls.