The CyI administrative offices as well as the research laboratories and faculty / research scientists offices are located in Athalassa (former HTI), on the outskirts of Nicosia.
The Cyprus Institute operates an international office in Paris, which was rendered possible through the generous support of the A.G. Leventis Foundation.
The office strategically located near the decision-making centres of the French capital and with easy access to the headquarters of the European Union in Brussels, will allow The Cyprus Institute to enhance its international presence and partnerships.
Part of the former HTI premises, after renovation serves us the main location of The Cyprus Institute.
The first renovated building was inaugurated in December 2007 and named after the late Guy Ourisson, in memory of his outstanding contribution to the development of The Cyprus Institute.
A new laboratory building to serve the needs of the three active research centers is being finalised. It will be approximately 2100 square meters and will include a mixture of various laboratory spaces, offices, computer rooms and auxiliary common areas. Construction work is expected to be completed by December 2012.
The building’s design will promote reduced energy consumption in order to decrease the operational costs and to contribute to environmental protection. As an energy-efficient building (ECO –building) it will employ both active and passive energy conservation systems that will result in the reduction of annual heating and cooling loads by 80% and 60% respectively. The energy balance will be further improved by the integration of a photovoltaic system.
The Pentakomo Solar Energy and Desalination Field Laboratory has been in development since late 2010. Fencing and ground works have been completed, and the first temporary facilities for researchers and equipment have been installed, effectively rendering the facility operational and ready to accept experiments.
In the next phase of development, a permanent building will be constructed offering ample office and laboratory space for extensive preparation of experiments in a closed and completely-controlled environment prior to their relocation for tests outdoors.
Since June 2007 and after an agreement with Pafos and Geroskipou Municipalities, The Cyprus Institute has carried out a number of activities in Pafos. The former District Officer's Residence, which based on the agreement was given to CyI for use, was renovated and is being utilised for a number of research activities, conferences, exhibitions, summer schools, Lectures and Seminars
The remarkable colonial building has been restored, maintaining its historic integrity and original appearance. The restoration of the interior has been respectful to its historic layout and architectural elements as its infrastructure systems have been updated to accommodate conferences, seminars and outreach activities.
CyI is planning to establish a small facility for Marine Research for Environment and Archaeology at the Limanaki area, Pafos.