Applying Portugal exemplar to Varosha region of Cyprus for the identification of new refunctioning criteria for city spaces

Keywords: urban-suburban relationship, re-functioning, brownfield, Expo’98, Lisbon, Varosha.


There is a need for research in the field of re-functionalization of cities and its overall contribution to the economic, social and cultural diversity of a city as well as the international application of projects. The area of Expo’ 98 city project in Portugal was chosen as an exemplar due to its design criteria, materials and functional arrangements. Parallel with the project Expo 98, an alternative project would be presented in the re-functioning process of Varosha in Cyprus which is an ongoing hot debate. This alternative will also contribute to the determination of the new regulation criteria in city spaces. Therefore, Varosha was re-organised with these criteria. In this study, observation and comparison were made through the theoretical information gathered from Expo’98 fair held in Portugal. As a result, new regulation criteria were determined in line with the proposed model. Thus, a new urban arrangement was offered for the city of Varosha.


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Vedia Akansu, Near East University, Turkey.

Arch, Department of Architecture, Faculty of Architecture, Near East University, Turkey.

Ümran Duman, Near East University, Turkey.

Arch, Department of Architecture, Faculty of Architecture, Near East University, Turkey.


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Akansu, V., & Duman, Ümran. (2022). Applying Portugal exemplar to Varosha region of Cyprus for the identification of new refunctioning criteria for city spaces. Amazonia Investiga, 11(60), 235-248.
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