Thessaloniki waterfront regeneration is his most recent project and earned Prodromos Nikiforidis international reputation for his repeatedly awarded work in the sector of public space architecture.
Born in Herakleion-Crete, Nikiforidis studied Architecture in Toulouse and continued with post-graduate studies in Cultural History at Toulouse–Le Mirail University and Urban Planning at Sorbonne.
NIkiforidis’ vast experience in urban design led him to participate – along with his partner, Bernard Cuomo, with whom he runs a private architecture practice – in various tender competitions. He has received several awards at international competitions such as EUROPAN (1st prize) and Rethink Athens. His contribution to the regeneration of the urban landscape of Thessaloniki is reflected in a number of notable city projects including: Thessaloniki waterfront regeneration, which was awarded 1st prize, redesigning the Historical Axis of Aristotle Square (1st Prize), the Theatre & Cultural Centre of the Municipality of Menemeni, as well as Technopolis (ICT Business Park) and a new building for the Bank of Greece. His portfolio also includes a residential complex in Paris.
Nikiforidis and Cuomo were recognised for their total 2004-2008 work by being awarded the Hellenic Institute of Architecture Prize for 2009.