Margarita Danou, © Margarita Danou, Photographer: Margarita Danou

Margarita Danou

Margarita Danou Architects
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Margarita Danou studied Architecture at the Architectural Association in London (AA). In 1991 she founded the office "Margarita Danou Architects " in Nicosia, with a significant number of published and award-winning projects. Her works often focus on the re-reading of boundaries between private and social-public space, re-iterating the interdependent relations of materiality and texture, transparency and permeability interwined to form a new architectural landscape.

Margaritas’ work has been distinguished in a significant number of Architectural Competitions, in three of which she was awarded first prize. In 1996 she received a distinction in the EUROPAN 3 for the city of CAMPI BIZENCIO in Italy (collaboration with the architects M. Economides and L. Kanagini). The Sports Park at the Old GSO (2011), and the Cyta Footbridge in Limassol (2015), were nominated for the European Mies Van Der Rohe Award. Her works have been published in national and international books and magazines including ‘The Phaidon Atlas of World Contemporary Architecture (2004), ‘Detail in Contemporary Landscape Architecture’ (McLeod, 2008), “Αρχιτεκτονικά Θέματα”, “Δομες”, “Τεύχος”, Archello and Venice Architectural Biennale publications of 2006, 2010 and 2018.

The collaboration between Margarita Danou and Sevina Floridou in their award-winning work titled ‘Voroklini Coastal Promenade’ in Larnaca, Cyprus received the State Prize for Architecture in the Remarkable Project category (2004), while the next phase of the project, ‘Reconfiguration of Verki Coastal Walkway and Estuary’, was nominated for the European Mies Van Der Rohe Award (2013)