University life

The Urban Furniture Design Competition held in Famagusta

By Ahmet Abdulaziz ….

The Eastern Mediterranean University (EMU) and the Municipality of Famagusta recently organised “The Urban Furniture Design Competition”. The competition was held among the students of the University.

In total over 200 students participated in the competition, with 51 different projects.

The award ceremony of the competition took place at  St. Paul’s Church in Famagusta Old Town. All projects were exhibited at the ceremony where the participants were presented with their certificates.

A statement released by the EMU Architecture Faculty, Department of Interior Architecture noted: “The project aims to design a seating unit for socialising and resting at the Ali Mahır Park. The winning project will be realised by the municipality. We believe that the indicated public space will become more lively and fun after the project is brought to life. It will contribute to urban life and be aesthetically pleasing.”

Famagusta Mayor İsmail Arter relayed his aspiration for further collaboration with EMU to create projects that will contribute to a better Famagusta.