The Cultural Centre “To Skali” is the most dynamic project, and the pride of the Municipality and the basic infrastructure for the cultural upgrade of Aglantzia. It is the cultural identity of Aglantzia and a point of reference for the whole of Cyprus. It achieved its purposes and mission which were the vibrant cultural contribution to the local residents, and the revival of Old Aglantzia and the communication with the wider society.
Taking very seriously into consideration the gradual morphological formation of the area, all the functions of the centre (open-air square, amphitheatre, “Caves”, exhibition area, restaurant, bar, churches of Saint George and Virgin Mary, old Aglantzia cemetery, parking) fit in the natural environment and are aligned into stepped levels, with the open-air square as the core in the heart of the complex.
The architects tried to keep the morphology of the natural material of the caves pure, maintaining their natural state, without many interventions, using simple materials such as concrete, terracotta, and bare glass. The artificial introduction of water into the caves adds a metaphysical feeling to the place.
Since its opening day (1992), the Cultural Centre has hosted several notable events, such as concerts with notable local and foreign bands, theatrical groups, group exhibitions, conferences, Open University lectures and much more.
It is a multi-award winner architectural work:
- First State Award in the category of Remarkable Architectural Project, 1995
- Included in the RICS Award Shortlist for the 2000 RICS Award
- Distinction at the seventh World Triennial of Architecture, Sofia, 1994
It is the work of Architects I. Ioakeim and A. Loiza, after a Pancyprian Open Competition.
The inauguration was held by the Acting- President of the Republic of Cyprus, Speaker of the House of Representatives Alexis Galanos, during the Mayoralty of Andreas Petrou, on September 25, 1992.
Square (800 sq.m): with an unobstructed view of the Pentadactylos Mountain, it is ideal for open-air exhibitions, plays, walks and leisure.
Site “Spilies (Caves)” (335 sq.m.): With respect to the environment a prototype and comfortable place has been formed to host lectures, exhibitions, conferences, etc. With air-conditioning, ventilation, suitable lighting, furniture and specially, built platform. With the seats in a theatre layout, its capacity is around one hundred and twenty people.
Exhibition Area (225 sq. M.): Is located in a lower level from the Caves and is the natural extension of the amphitheatre towards the Caves and vice versa. Fully equipped, is suitable for temporary exhibitions.
Amphitheatre: By utilising the morphology of the ground, part of the theatre is made out of natural rock. Its design guarantees the satisfaction of the visitor with vision and sound, complete with modern dressing rooms and specialized lighting. It has a capacity of 1,200 spectators.
Car Parks: Three car parks guarantee service to the visitors. The main car park is located northeast of “Skali” and the other two subsidiary car parks are located one in Old Aglantzia and the other one in Platy area, next to the refugee estate.
Πίνακες Χρεώσεων στο Σκαλί
|Εμπορικές εκδηλώσεις (συναυλίες, θέατρα κ.α.) με είσοδο άνω τον 10 ευρώ||850|
|Τοπικά σχήματα με είσοδο μέχρι 10ευρώ & Φιλανθρωπικά Ιδρύματα||600|
|Οργανωμένα, μη κερδοσκοπικά, Σύνολα (εντός δημοτικών ορίων) σχολεία, σωματεία||250|
|Οργανωμένα Σύνολα (εκτός δημοτικών ορίων): σχολεία, σωματεία||600|
|Πρόβα (νυκτερινή)||2/3 του ενοικίου|
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