Architecture that does not interact with its surroundings and does not act as a foil for the existing features around it only does half the job. The basic principle behind the ‘House of Arts & Culture’ is provided by its site’s exceptional urban setting.
Cotton Candy Kindergarten Lebanon: Burj Hammud architecture design by SE.Arch: “Children must have every opportunity to engage in games and recreational activities, which must be directed towards the purposes of education; society and public authorities must strive to promote the enjoyment of this right.”
Lebanese Competition 2nd Prize by STAR strategies + architecture. The programme is grouped according to its qualities. By dividing the functions into two categories according to their requirements on height and interaction, we obtain two volumes: a tall box and a low plinth.
House of Arts and Culture Beirut: design by Lebanon architecture competition winner – Alberto Catalano. Cultural project funded by a grant from the Sultanate of Oman to the Ministry of Culture of the Republic of Lebanon.
The principal factor in the design is the optimisation of views to the sea and harbour for all tenants. The orientation of the apartment tower is therefore set on the radial axis of the harbour.
Dakota Apartments, Beirut housing design by Turner + Associates Architects – Lebanese residential building in Ashrafieh, 100 m north of the Damascus Road