Oceans, seas and coasts. A Blue City relies on its seascape and watercourse; these are the elements that have a transformative effect on the urban landscape and the municipal policies that define it, bringing citizens closer to a definite idea of how they might live.
Castles, fortified walls and monuments of value. The medieval Limassol Castle is a reference point for travelers that stand still in time and who transcend geographies; just like the city itself, the Castle is more than a place. It is a feeling of intangible and eternal presence, shaping Limassol and defining the modern urban landscape, giving roots and origin to the seascape below.
Sun, light, transparency. Limassol is a place under the sun, emulating an almost elusive scene of a place where people soak and dry as a lifetime necessity. The sun offers clarity together with impressive vistas of the city, transforming Limassol into a bright collection of citizens who care about sustained change.
When Frederick University and Limassol Municipality, the organisers of Blue Limassol Forum (an annual initiative by the Mayor) asked us to design a logo that would stand in time and represent all of the city’s major elements that make it stand out as a blue city, our team thought progressively: what is it that defines a Blue City and how is Limassol aiming to be represented in coming years? Resembling a linear shape of the sea wave, Limassol castle and the sun, Limassol’s unique characteristics as a leading commercial and shipping centre and a major coastal port city in the SE Mediterranean are all present for the user to explore.