The White Walls, Cyprus

Message on the Walls: Jean Nouvel Completes Pixelated Tower in Nicosia, Cyprus

The Cypriot capital of Nicosia made some serious waves in the architecture world a few years ago, when Zaha Hadid Architects won the competition for the redesign of the city’s main square. Essentially a bridge spanning Nicosia’s Venetian moat, the square will be transformed into a curvaceous, brilliant-white platform that will connect the within-the-walls old city with the contemporary city centre beyond. Standing on the contemporary side of this division is another, recently completed landmark that glows in the strong Mediterranean sun: The White Walls, a mixed-use white-concrete tower designed by French Pritzker award-winning architect, Jean Nouvel, and constructed by Nice Day Developments - a construction company founded in 1996 by businessman and famous art collector Dakis Joannou and his son Christos Joannou.

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