Located literally on the Molos sea front, one of Limassol’s most crowded and visited hot-spots, the Park features a remarkable set of sculptures worth visiting. The project came to life during the Sculpture Symposiums organised by the Municipality of Limassol during the summers of 1999, 2000 and 2001. The sculptures showcased were created on-site by artists from Cyprus, Greece and other countries, using materials such as local stone, neon – light and marble etc.
The Limassol Municipality installed an outdoor Infopoint digital information access system at the Sculpture Park, enabling visitors to obtain additional information about the sculptures adorning the Park. The system was installed by the Cyprus company Blupath Ltd on behalf of the Municipality of Limassol as an offer to the Municipality, while the system is technologically supported by CYTA as a sponsor. The system is also supported by Askanis Group of Companies, Medochemie and Remedica.
The system consists of ten signs containing an explanatory text on the conceptual rationale behind each project, written both in Greek and English by Dr Nadia Anaxagorou, Head of the Cultural Services of the Limassol Municipality, who was also in charge of the organisation of the three relevant Symposiums mentioned above. The texts are accompanied by photographs taken by the well-known Vassos Stylianou.
The signs include an embedded digital information point, accessible via mobile phones through a series of embedded connectivity technologies (RFID, e-barcodes, dynamic URLs and Bluetooth Eddystone). The system introduces the use of a new “smart communication” program, offering the unique experience of interactive guided tours.
The Infopoint system was officially delivered to the public on 3 April 2017 during a ceremony held at the Limassol promenade. In his speech, the Mayor of Limassol, Mr Nicos Nicolaides, stated that the Sculpture Park is one of the most important projects undertaken by the Cultural Services of the Limassol Municipality. He further added that this initiative serves as a model and point of reference for similar actions taken by other Municipalities throughout the island. The Mayor subsequently thanked Blupath Ltd and the other sponsors for their contribution to the creation of the system. At the end of the ceremony, a guided tour of all seventeen sculptures took place by Dr Anaxagorou. During the tour, she stressed that “these sculptures merged with the dynamic of the coastal landscape as well as the psychosynthesis of its people and the culture of Limassol and Cyprus in general”, underlining that the Sculpture Park undoubtedly constitutes one of the most important projects of cultural heritage in the city, literally bringing art to one of its most central and popular spots”.