3Beirut in Lebanon

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3Beirut in Lebanon

Commercial and Residential Buildings, Lebanon – design by Foster + Partners, Architects

5 Dec 2017

3Beirut

Architects: Foster + Partners

Location: Beirut, Lebanon

3Beirut

3Beirut in Lebanon

Foster + Partners has completed 3Beirut – the first of the practice’s projects in Lebanon. Responding directly to the site and culture of Beirut, the scheme creates a sustainable residential and retail development in the heart of the city. The development also strengthens Beirut’s role as a centre for tourism, commerce, retail and entertainment while providing new green spaces at ground level for the city to enjoy.

3Beirut in Lebanon

3Beirut in Lebanon

3Beirut in Lebanon

The scheme is located in Beirut Central District on a prestigious site within the wider Solidere masterplan for the regeneration of the city centre. Particular consideration was given to the public realm and the creation of new pedestrian routes through the site combined with new landscaped spaces that connect the historic centre to the harbour. On the south side, the central tower has been pushed back to create a landscaped forecourt.

3Beirut in Lebanon

3Beirut in Lebanon

3Beirut in Lebanon

3Beirut in Lebanon

The scheme is made up of three limestone clad towers that provide an animated ground plane of shops, cafes, restaurants, a fitness centre, an art gallery and public gardens. The lobbies are connected to the ground plane with a distinctive water features that flows from the inside to the outside creating a calming sound for the public.

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3Beirut’s glazed north façade provides spectacular views of the harbour, while the south facing side steps down in height, with terraces and green roofs that help integrate the towers into the urban grain. The staggered layout of the towers also helps avoid apartments that overlook adjacent units, allowing residents a greater sense of privacy.

3Beirut in Lebanon

3Beirut in Lebanon

Luke Fox, Head of Studio and Senior Executive Partner at Foster + Partners, remarked, “We are delighted that 3Beirut has reached completion, which is the result of close collaboration between the client and Foster + Partners. The result is a high-quality building that gives back to the city.”

3Beirut in Lebanon

3Beirut in Lebanon

Faris Smadi, CEO SV Properties & Construction said, “SV Properties & Construction is proud to have completed this landmark residential development with world renowned architects Foster + Partners. It has been a real privilege to work together to realize this iconic scheme at the heart of the Beirut Central District, and one which will provide a great legacy not only for ourselves but also for the city.

3Beirut in Lebanon

3Beirut in Lebanon

With over 75% of the apartments now sold, and the first residents moving in earlier this summer, the development embodies the unique vibrancy of the city. A wide range of amenities, including a leisure suite, featuring a 26m pool and gym, and the McLaren showroom on the ground floor were inaugurated recently – bringing life to the area. Spurred on by the success of the recent exhibitions series held in temporary art galleries on the ground floor, a regular programme of art and culture events is being planned for the future, making 3Beirut a true social focus for the city.”

3Beirut in Lebanon

3Beirut in Lebanon

Photography: Nigel Young / Foster + Partners

3Beirut in Lebanon images / information received 051217

3Beirut Building by Foster + Partners

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Lebanese Buildings

Lebanon Architecture : chronological list

Another architectural project by Architects: Paul Kaloustian Studio, Beirut, on e-architect:

COAF Smart Center Building in Lori Province
COAF Smart Center
photo © paul kaloustian studio

Lebanon Buildings

486 Mina El Hosn
Design: LAN Architecture
486 Mina El Hosn Beirut
picture from architects

486 Mina El Hosn Beirut

More building designs by Paul Kaloustian Architect on e-architect:

Midori Building in Badaro, Beirut
Midori Badaro, Beirut
image from architects
Midori Building in Badaro by Paul Kaloustian Architect

Office Building in Badaro
Badaro Office Building
image from architect
Badaro Office Building

Y Buildings, Ashrafieh, Beirut
Y Buildings Ashrafieh
image from architects
Y Buildings by Paul Kaloustian Architect




Beirut Buildings

Dakota apartments, Ashrafieh
Design: Turner Associates
Beirut Housing
image from architect

Beirut Housing

Marina Towers
Design: Kohn Pedersen Fox Associates
Marina Towers Beirut
building photo © Solidere

Marina Towers Lebanon

The House of Arts and Culture
Design: Kaputt!
Lebanese Architecture Competition Entry
picture from architect

Lebanese Architecture Competition : Entry

USEK Student Housing, Kaslik, north of Beirut
Design: Henry Eid Architect + SE.Arch
USEK Student Housing
photo from architects

USEK Student Housing

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3Beirut in Lebanon

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