PROMINENT MIXED USE BUILDING ON HISTORIC SITE IN BEIRUT

A new building on the site of an important medieval gate into old Beirut. The design draws upon this history, relating physically and symbolically to Beirut's past. A rooftop beacon or tripod emphasises the corner along the axis of the Roman gateway and provides a focus between the junction of the old centre and the surrounding modern city. The building also acts as a formal entrance into the Place de L'etoile, created under the French mandate. Decoration reinterprets traditional Ottoman and Islamic forms and uses different levels of detail across each fa├žade. ADAM Architecture was employed as consultant architects, working in collaboration with leading Beirut architects Dagher and Hanna to provide detailed design proposals.

Designed by Robert Adam

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