Cyprus is an island country that is partitioned into two main parts, separated by a United Nation controlled buffer zone. By acknowledging the political situation on Cyprus island, developing the Buffer Zone as a unique controlled zone (third country) provides the opportunity to reinforce the ecological, socio-economic and political benefits for both Greek and Turkish Cyprus.
The concept of Aerovillage is developed as the foundation for a lively and sustainable development around it. By retaining majority of existing buildings including the old airport, this can significantly contribute to the sustainability of the development by avoiding the demolition and disposal of existing building. The focus on flexibility on the design offers possibilities of expansion as the demand grows.