Eraclis Papachristou was born in Nicosia in 1972. He graduated from the School of Architecture of the Aristotle University of Thessaloniki in 1995 and from the Bartlett School of Architecture (U.C.L.) where he obtained his Master’s degree, M.Arch, in Architectural Design in 1996. He is member of the Cyprus Scientific & Technical Chamber (ETEK) and the Cyprus Architects Association (CAA), where he served as vice president for many years.
In 1998 he founded ” E.Papachristou Architects LLC’ in Nicosia. The practice handles a formidable portfolio of projects from architectural design & procurement to supervision and coordination of construction work of private and public projects. He has been awarded 24 awards in Cypriot and European architectural competitions, including 10 First prizes for public and private projects, most of which have been implemented or are being implemented. In 2006 he participated in the representation of Cyprus for the Venice Biennale and in 2008 participated in the Festival of Architecture in London. Due to his continuous involvement with art topics, he was appointed for 5 years in the Selection Committee of the Cyprus Art Museum of Contemporary Art.
The Cyprus Architects Association honoured Eraclis Papachristou for his contribution in the Cyprus architectural field in 2012.
Awards of the speaker:
Eraclis Papachristou has received the Cyprus State Architecture Prize, awarded every three years twice. In 2010 for the Sports Facilities Building of the University of Cyprus in 2013 and for the Building of the Regional Offices of E.A.C. (Electricity Authority of Cyprus) in Paphos. Additionally he received an ‘’Honourable Mention’’ for Building of the Forum of Greek Private School in Nicosia.
Six completed buildings designed by E.Papachristou Architects represented Cyprus in the European Union Prize for Contemporary Architecture – Mies van der Rohe Award.
• 2004 – Halls of Residence University of Cyprus.
• 2008 – Cyprus University Sports Facilities.
• 2010 – Greek Private School Forum in Nicosia.
• 2012 – Regional Offices EAC in Paphos.
• 2014 – Winery Vlassides in Limassol, Cyprus.
• 2019 – Six Towers
Awards of the office:
2020 1st Prize TEPAK STUDENT HALLS COMPETITION
2020 Special Mention K.O.A.G Social Housing in Limassol
2021 1st Prize Private Competition for Odyssey offices building
2021 Special Mention U.C.Y Student Halls Competition