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Dates: 15-16-17 April, 2018

Venue: Famagusta Gate, Nicosia

Porta Famagusta, Nicosia, Cyprus.
Famagusta Gate, Nicosia, Cyprus (Europa Nostra awarded monument).
Porta Famagusta (Nicosia, Cyprus) in 1878 (old print).
Famagusta Gate (Nicosia, Cyprus) in 1878 (old print).


Local co-organizers


Local Session Presidents


Masterly conferences

  • Prof. Eng. Theodosios Tassios, Emeritus Prof. of NTU of Athens, Greece
    “The submerged Ancient Greek Technology: From the ship-sheds of Piraeus to the shipwreck of Antikythera”
  • Prof. Arch. Eng. Maurizio Di Stefano, Emeritus President of ICOMOS Italy
    “Hidden Cultural Heritage: protection, valorisation and management”
  • Dr. Mohamed Abdelmaguid, General Director Central Department Underwater Antiquities, Ministry State Antiquities, Egypt
  • Prof. Arch. Nicolaos Lianos, vice President ICOMOS Greece, Democritus University of Thrace, Faculty of Architecture, Greece
    “The use of digital documentation methods and the rediscovery of hidden architectures”
  • Prof. Ahmed Saadaoui, Director of the Laboratory of Archeology and of Maghreb Architecture, University of Manouba, Tunisia
  • Prof. Arch. Panagiotis Touliatos, Frederick University, Cyprus
    “Hidden Cultural Heritage, incorporated in Byzantine Monasteries of Mount Athos”
  • Prof. Arch. Ezio Godoli, University of Florence, Directive Committee of CICOP Italy
    Arch. Giovanni Fontana Antonelli, Archi. Media Trust
    “From vernacular to pre-modern. The transformation of the peasant dwelling into a merchant house in as-salt, Jordan”
  • Dr. Vassilis Chrysikopoulos, Archaeologist, The Acropolis Museum, President of the Hellenic Society for the Study of Ancient Egypt, Greece
    “Defining “hidden” in Ancient Egypt: an architectural and archaeological approach”
  • Prof Arch. Leïla Ammar, National School of Architecture and Urban Planning of Tunis
    “The basilica of Damous al Karita in Cartago, a hidden and obstructed heritage”
  • Prof. Arch. Nina Avramidou, president of CICOP Italy and CICOP Net Confederation
    “The charm of decay or masonry buildings: conservation and valorisation”
  • Arch. Paolo Caggiano, President of Ordine degli Architetti di Pistoia e Provincia, CICOP Italy
    “Ruins of Tomorrow. Without protection of the beautiful and extraordinary architectural objects of our time, already built or still to be materialized, if they survive the total destruction and uncertainty of the future will one day become ruins… What will them reveal about the culture of our time?”
  • Arch. Chrysanthos Pissarides, President ICOMOS Cyprus
    “The Contribution of Nicosia to the Design of the city of Palmanova and to the Development of Defensive Mechanics”
  • Prof. Eng. Amir Causevic, University of Sarajevo, vice president of the Faculty of Architecture of Sarajevo, President of CICOP Bosnia and Herzegovina
    Prof. Arch. Nerman Rustempavic, University of Sarajevo, CICOP Bosnia and Herzegovina
    “Emergency and recovery slow: The case of post-war in Sarajevo and B&H”
  • Eng. Nikodemos Kouroufexis, Frederick University, Cyprus
    Eng. Stefania Demosthenous, Frederick University, Cyprus
    Eng. Milton Demosthenous, Frederick University, Cyprus
    “Validation of the finite element method for the modelling of masonry monumental and historical structures”
  • Arch. Eleni Malaktou, University of Cyprus
    Prof. Maria Philokyprou, University of Cyprus
    “Shopping arcades in the historic city center of Nicosia: planning, architectural history and their socio-environmental role in the public realm”
  • Prof. Marinos Ioannides, Computer Engineer, TEPAK, Cyprus
    “AN ACTION FOR Digital Heritage and Virtual Museums”
  • Prof. Arch. Marios Pelekanos, Frederick University, Cyprus
    “Integration as a conservation act. The converted timber-roofed basilicas of Troodos”
  • Prof. Nasso Chrysochou, Frederick University, Cyprus
    “The ‘hidden’ reconstructions of the Byzantine churches during the medieval period in Cyprus”


Programme (preliminary)

April 15, 2018
  • Inauguration of BRAU4 and HCH Congress
  • Welcome by local Authorities and Italian Ambassador in Cyprus
  • Presentation of BRAU4 and HCH Congress by Prof. Arch. Nina Avramidou, President of CICOP Italy and CICOP NET
  • Oral Session
  • Poster Session
April 16, 2018
  • Oral Session
  • Poster Session
April 17, 2018
  • Oral Session
  • Poster Session


Useful links for the trip to Nicosia

Airport shuttle to and from Nicosia:

Taxi services to and from hotels:

Hotels: HiltonEuropa PlazaAlmond Business SuitesCentrumCrown InnRoyiatikoCastelliAltius BoutiqueThe Classic


Local Patronages

Logo Department of Antiquities, Cyprus.
Logo Department of Antiquities, Cyprus.
Logo Municipality of Nicosia.
Logo Municipality of Nicosia.
Ambasciata d'Italia in Nicosia.
Ambasciata d’Italia in Nicosia.
Logo ICOMOS Cyprus.
Logo ICOMOS Cyprus.
Logo Cyprus Architectural Heritage Association (POAK).
Logo Cyprus Architectural Heritage Association (POAK).
Logo Frederick University.
Logo Frederick University, Nicosia.
Logo University of Cyprus.
Logo University of Cyprus.
Logo Cyprus University of Technology (TEPAK).
Logo Cyprus University of Technology (TEPAK).
Logo Democritus University of Thrace.
Democritus University of Thrace.
Logo ETEK, Cyprus Scientific and Technical Chamber.
Logo ETEK, Cyprus Scientific and Technical Chamber.