August 2022

Nea Paphos Design Competition Success with HBA

The Getty Conservation Institute (GCI) and the Department of Antiquities of Cyprus (DoA) have named Hugh Broughton Architects the winner of an international competition to design protective shelter prototypes at the UNESCO World Heritage site of Nea Paphos in Cyprus.

In 2019, the GCI and DoA launched the competition to advance the conservation and management of this important archaeological site.

Hugh Broughton’s team includes conservation specialists Martin Ashley Architects, structural engineers Expedition Engineering, environmental consultancy Harley Haddow, and cost consultants Jackson Coles.

The jury found Hugh Broughton Architects’ design concept for a shelter prototype the most comprehensive and well-balanced response to the complex criteria established by the design brief, with priority given to protection of the mosaics. The structural design with its column-free interior and innovative surface-bearing foundations minimizes physical impacts on the archaeological fabric, while providing protection from seismic, wind uplift, and tsunami hazards.

Getty Conservation Institute, 2022