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The impressive building with the "space" design that Limassol is hiding!

The domed building with the modern architecture design is without doubt one of the most impressive structures of the 20th century in the city of Limassol. This building, which was built to serve the needs of carob trade and the Cooperative Company that was associated with it, is located in the shipyard of one of the most unexplored areas of the city.

The building was constructed to accommodate piles of carob, which was one of the main commercial products of Cyprus in general and Limassol in particular. As the carobs created a hill when they started accumulating, it was considered appropriate for the warehouse to follow a shape similar to that of the hill. Indeed, on the warehouse top small windows were created to throw the carobs down into the space from above. For this unusual construction, the dome was built separately from the base and was placed on it with cranes, for it to be finalized.

As unknown is the area of the shipyards, equally unknown is this building itself, which was constructed in the early 1960s. The unique building was undertaken by Phoebus Polydorides and Andreas Papadopoulos, following completely unexpected for Cyprus architectural lines and construction methods. The result resembles to buildings of the internationally renowned architect, Oscar Niemayer, who used the sharp curves and arches in his creations, having left his mark in Brasilia, capital of Brazil.

* NOTE: The articles of the Project "History of Limassol" present information that has emerged from historical research thus far. Any new data is embedded into the articles, once it has been confirmed.


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