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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 a 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 the carob trade and the Cooperative Company with which it was associated, is located in the shipyard of one of the most unexplored areas of the city.

The building was constructed to accommodate piles of carobs, which were one of the main commercial products of Cyprus overall, and of Limassol in particular. As the carobs began to accumulate, they formed a hill, and it was thus considered fitting for the warehouse have a shape similar to the hill stored within in. The tower on the southern side of the building had a pit at its base, into which the carobs were unloaded. A vertical bucket conveyor, alongside service stairs, took the carobs to the top where they were emptied on to horizontal conveyor running along the whole length of the building (where the windows are located). The person operating the conveyor belt used a lever to cause the carobs to drop from there.

The shipyard area is now marginalized, which means that the existence of the building, which was constructed in the early 1960s, is unknown to many.The warehouse is made of precast arches as a main frame, filled with precast slabs. This unique construction was undertaken by Phoebus Polydorides and Andreas Papadopoulos, who followed completely unexpected architectural lines and construction methods for Cyprus’ standards at the time. The result resembles the buildings of internationally renowned architect, Oscar Niemayer, who used sharp curves and arches in his creations, and who 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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