Hugh Broughton Architects tapped to design ancient mosaic–protecting shelters at UNESCO World Heritage Site in Cyprus

Hugh Broughton Architects, a multiple RIBA National Award–winning London practice perhaps best known for designing polar research facilities, has emerged as the winner in an international design competition seeking protective shelters at Nea Paphos, a UNESCO World Heritage Site–inscribed archaeological park in southwest Cyprus.

Launched in 2019 by the Getty Conservation Institute (GCI) and the Department of Antiquities of Cyprus (DoA), the competition tasked entrants to conceive prototype designs for innovative and resilient structures to safeguard ancient mosaic pavements unearthed at the Mediterranean Sea–abutting complex, once the site of a major Greek and Roman city. (Today, the archaeological site, famed for said mosaics and

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