Tripoli Architecture – Buildings in Libya

Tripoli Buildings, Libyan Architecture, Architects, Photos, Designs

Tripoli Architecture, Libya

Key Buildings in North Africa – Built Environment

page updated 27 Jun 2017

Tripoli Buildings

We’ve selected what we feel are the key examples of Tripoli Building Developments. We aim to include projects that are either of top quality or interesting, or ideally both.

We cover completed Tripoli buildings, new building designs, architectural exhibitions and architecture competitions across Libya. The focus is on contemporary buildings but information on traditional buildings is also welcome.

We have 1 page of Tripoli Architecture selections with links to many individual project pages.

Tripoli Building News

Architecture News – latest additions to this page, arranged chronologically:

Central bank of Libya architectural competition, Tripoli
Central Bank of Libya Architecture Competition Design Competition
image from organisers
Tripoli Architecture Competition
One-stage, international architectural competition for the new building of the Central bank of Libya (named as CBL), limited to the invited participants. The purpose of the competition is to choose the best design of the submitted entries. The winning design entry will act as a concept design for further design works.

Tripoli Congress Center Building, north west Libya
Tabanlıoğlu Architects
Tripoli Congress Center
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Tripoli Congress Center Building
Following the economic revival, an intensive urban and architectural movement began in Libya; new innovative and prestigious buildings in Tripoli started to signify the development, power and contemporary style.

Tripoli Architecture

Museum Conflict Tripoli
Museum of Conflict Tripoli
picture from architects

Tripoli Media Cultural City
Libyan Building
picture from architects

Tripoli university buildings

Tripoli Architecture + History

Tripoli is the capital city and the largest city of Libya. Tripoli has a population of 1.8 million people. The city is located in the north-western part of Libya on the edge of the desert, on a point of rocky land projecting into the Mediterranean and forming a bay.

Central Bank of Libya Architecture Competition Design Competition
photo from organisers

It is a historical site, the city of Islamic civilization, Arab art and handicraft, where every monument tells a story. Tripoli has changed little since its foundation in the first millennium BC: it is still a lush garden filled with olive trees, palms, grapevines, and orange groves. The city has a wealth of old and new monuments.

Tripoli includes the Port of Tripoli and the country’s largest commercial and manufacturing centre. It is also the site of the University of Tripoli and institutional and government main buildings.

Central Bank of Libya Architecture Competition Design Competition
photo from organisers

Tripoli Climate

Tripoli has a hot subtropical semi-arid climate with long, hot and dry summers with relatively wet and mild winters with a Mediterranean (dry-summer) rainfall pattern. Its summers are hot with temperatures that often exceed 38 °C; average July temperatures are between 22 °C and 33 °C. In December, temperatures have reached as low as −5 °C, but the average remains at between 9 °C and 18 °C. The average annual rainfall is less than 400 millimeters, and can be very erratic.


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Architecture in Libya

Libya Architecture Designs – chronological list

Libyan Buildings
Libyan Building
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Bani Walid Library Libya

Cyrene Declaration Libya

African Architecture

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Tripoli Buildings

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