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Banque Libano Francaise’s New Headquarters in Beirut, Lebanon by Snøhetta

Wednesday, August 17th, 2016

Article source: Snøhetta

Snøhetta has won the competition to design the new Banque Libano Francaise (BLF) headquarters. Located in Beirut, the project marks Snøhetta’s first ever commission in Lebanon.

“We are delighted to enter into this creative partnership with the BLF. In a time of profound change and transformation, the BLF is an ideal partner for Snøhetta with our shared ideals of sustainability, community, and dialogue.”, says Snøhetta founding partner Kjetil T. Thorsen.

Image Courtesy © MIR/Snøhetta

Image Courtesy © MIR/Snøhetta

  • Architects: Snøhetta
  • Project: Banque Libano Francaise HQ
  • Location: Beirut, Lebanon
  • Photography: MIR/Snøhetta 
  • Software used: Rhino

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Holcom Headquarter in Beirut, Lebanon by Lombardini22 & DEGW

Thursday, March 31st, 2016

Article source: Lombardini22 & DEGW

A new landmark in Beirut: a powerful identity based on open interaction between cultures and between modernity and tradition.

Holcom H.Q. is a wonderful success story of brilliant, youthful Italian enterprise abroad. A tale of Italian design of the utmost excellence hinging around a major project in a particularly interesting location. The building is a pulsating architectural system bringing together people, processes, a mission, values and dreams in a highly distinctive and representative place, all meticulously designed in every detail, functional and beautiful to live in. The Holcom offices project has once again made Lombardini22 one of the finalists in the MIPIM awards scheduled to take place in Cannes from 15th-18th March 2016. First created in 1991, the MIPIM Awards are a prestigious competition held at the internationally renowned MIPIM real estate exhibition.

Image Courtesy © Ieva Saudargaite

Image Courtesy © Ieva Saudargaite

  • Architects: Lombardini22 & DEGW
  • Project: Holcom Headquarter
  • Location: 460 Corniche Al Nahr Street, Beirut, Lebanon
  • Photography: Ieva Saudargaite
  • Client: Holcom sal
  • Project leader: Marco Amosso
  • Architect on site: Domenico Ghirotto
  • Local Architect: Atelier des Architectes Associés – AAA SARL
  • Structural: eng. Nabil Hennaoui
  • Mechanical: eng. Fouad Hanna
  • Partners: Alias, Alessi, Bolon, Braun&Wuerfele, Cappellini, Cassina, EMU, Fantoni, Gemino International, Glass Line, Haworth, iGuzzini, Lualdi, Marazzi, Soema, Unifor, Vitra, Wicona
  • Area: 35.000 mq
  • Timing: 2011 – 2015

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Zeytouneh Square in Beirut, Lebanon by Gustafson Porter

Thursday, September 3rd, 2015

Article source: Gustafson Porter

Situated at the southern end of Shoreline Walk, Zeytouneh Square is one of a series of connected public spaces created as part of Beirut’s re-emergence from the 1975‒1990 Civil War. Research into each space revealed remnants of the character of the pre-war city that had been forgotten or destroyed. These remnants provided the inspiration for the four diverse spaces, each of which reveals elements of memory from the past.

Image Courtesy © Imad Gemayel

Image Courtesy © Imad Gemayel

  • Architects: Gustafson Porter
  • Project: Zeytouneh Square
  • Location: Beirut, Lebanon
  • Photography: Tony El Hage, Imad Gemayel, Ahmad Knio
  • Client: Solidere
  • Drawings: Gustafson Porter
  • Area: smaller than 1 ha
  • Completion Date: August 2012
  • Landscape Design: Gustafson Porter

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Manoukian House in Beirut, Lebanon by SOMA architects

Tuesday, July 7th, 2015

Article source: SOMA architects

Located in the mountains overlooking Beirut, Manoukian house responds to the severally sloping nature of the site as well as the surrounding mountains. The linear site orients south toward the views, and as such, the house is organized in an extremely linear nature.

Image Courtesy © SOMA architects

Image Courtesy © SOMA architects

  • Architects: SOMA architects
  • Project: Manoukian House
  • Location: Beirut, Lebanon
  • Principal: Michel Abboud
  • Status: In Progress

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Sin El Fil in Beirut, Lebanon by SOMA Architects

Thursday, April 9th, 2015

Article source: SOMA Architects

The three volumes of the mixed use compound are situated in Sin el Fil, Lebanon, near an important junction of highways and major roadways to the East of Beirut. The site also provides panoramic views toward the center of Beirut to the East and to the mountains to the West. In order to take advantage of this unique location, and the panoramic views, the project is conceived as three volumes arrayed about a central focal point in the center of the site. Each volume is in turn chamfered toward the outside, creating terraces toward their respective views, while on the ground floor, the buildings chamfer in, creating impressive cantilevers and freeing up large areas of outdoor space. The building directly along the highway serves as an office tower with a large retail base extending along the highway, while the other two buildings provide apartments. This positioning creates three basic outdoor spaces: one for a public drop odd, one for a private drop off, and a third used as a playground and collective garden space.

Image Courtesy © SOMA

Image Courtesy © SOMA

  • Architects: SOMA Architects
  • Project: Sin El Fil
  • Location: Beirut, Lebanon
  • Principal: Michel Abboud
  • Lead Designers: Fady Stefan
  • Key Staff: Leo Sguera, Wissam Salameh, Steven Townsend, Kamil Czarnecki, Adel Dagher, Therese Makhlouf, Carla Saad
  • Status: In Construction
  • Building Type: Residential, Office, Commercial
  • Gross Floor Area: 17,000 Square Meters

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Nestlé Waters Beirut Headquarters by Bernard Mallat Architects

Thursday, March 12th, 2015

Article source: Bernard Mallat Architects

The Nestlé Waters’offices & warehouse are located on a lot near the Beirut River. It is a project intended to function as a logistical platform for the company; a head office that doubles up as a primary storage and distribution site.

The scheme yields to the highly functional aspect of the warehouse by letting the vehicle path and turning radii carve its mass and produce a volume that maximizes size without losing efficiency. The office block acknowledges the importance of uninterrupted flow & sits atop the warehouse cantilevering above the access and creating a grand gate for the ubiquitous delivery truck.

Image Courtesy © Ieva Saudargaite

Image Courtesy © Ieva Saudargaite

  • Architects: Bernard Mallat Architects
  • Project: Nestlé Waters Beirut Headquarters
  • Location: Beirut, Lebanon
  • Photography: Ieva Saudargaite
  • Client: Venture Group – Rabih Saba
  • Year: 2014
  • Site area: 7488m²
  • Built area: 5500m²
  • Structural material: Reinforced concrete – Precast & cast in place, circular steel columns

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Senteurs d’Orient Headquarters in Beirut, Lebanon by Atelier130

Thursday, March 12th, 2015

Article source: Atelier130

The concept behind the main headquarters of this luxury soap brand revolves around the actual soap bar. Inspired by the intricate packaging of the company’s soaps, the structure was first conceived as a box, sliced in half. Around the two distinct structures, a garden alive with greenery and a variety of aromas that linger and welcome visitors, reminiscent of the variety of soap scents. The first structure, where the company’s manufacturing plant is located, is covered by a woven metal wire mesh on top of a wall covered with the brand’s soap patterns. The second structure, which hosts the company’s offices, benefits from wide openings, protected from the sun thanks to sliding aluminum louvers that bring privacy to employees.

Image Courtesy © IevaSaudargaité

Image Courtesy © IevaSaudargaité

  • Architects: Atelier130
  • Project: Senteurs d’Orient Headquarters
  • Location: Mkalles, Beirut, Lebanon
  • Photography: IevaSaudargaité
  • Year: Completed in October 2014
  • Area: 1,111 sq.m.
  • Clients: Senteurs d’Orient, soap factory
  • Main architects: Nathalie Habr and Halim Khoriaty
  • Structural Engineer: P.A.R consultants (Pierre Abi Rached)
  • Electro-Mechanical Engineer: WTA (Wissam Tawil)
  • General Contractor: SK Group (Sarkis Keuchguerian)

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Beirut Residential Project in Lebanon by SOMA Architects

Tuesday, December 16th, 2014

Article source: SOMA Architects

Mar Mikael is rife in the rare kind of qualities that could create a promising neighborhood. The neighborhood is situated on the outskirts of downtown and close to the highway making Mar Mikael easily accessible. Several new projects sprouting up in the area have led to gentrification of the Mar Mikael district, but have also delivered a fresh plate for architects to create new architecture for Beirut.

Image Courtesy © SOMA Architects

Image Courtesy © SOMA Architects

  • Architects: SOMA Architects
  • Project: Beirut Residential Project
  • Location: Beirut, Lebanon
  • Developer: Zardman
  • Suite mix: two- and three-bedrooms / one three-bedroom duplex penthouse
  • Most of the residences boast outdoor space. The penthouse features a landscaped garden terrace and another home has a private pool.

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Calypso in Beirut, Lebanon by SOMA Architects

Tuesday, December 2nd, 2014

Article source: SOMA Architects

The project design takes advantage of it’s unique site location. The design takes inspiration from its surrounding rock formation and Mediterranean Sea edge. The sculpted strands represent the unique living space and are formed with extreme precision to allow for maximum views and open terrace spaces for the living areas.

Image Courtesy © SOMA Architects

Image Courtesy © SOMA Architects

  • Architects: SOMA Architects
  • Project: Calypso
  • Location: Beirut, Lebanon
  • Software used: Rhinoceros 4.0 to 3D model and AutoCAD as our main CAD porgram

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N.B.K. Residence (2) in Beirut, Lebanon by Bernard Khoury / DW5

Saturday, August 2nd, 2014

Article source: Bernard Khoury

Located at the ninth and last level of the Plot # 2251 project which we conceived in 2008  and for which construction ended in 2013, this three-storey apartment is articulated through an independent structure cappingthe building. Structurally, the apartment only shares the building’s vertical circulation core, as well as the perimeter along which its two peripheral walls lie. Beyond the ninth level, the structure of this residence becomes autonomous, rendering it morphologically detached from the edifice. The result is what resembles an independent house placed atop a building, rather than what is commonly known as a penthouse or roof level apartment.

Image Courtesy ©   IevaSaudargaite& Bernard Khoury / DW5

Image Courtesy © IevaSaudargaite& Bernard Khoury / DW5

  • Architects: Bernard Khoury / DW5
  • Project: N.B.K. Residence (2)
  • Location: Beirut, Lebanon
  • Photography: IevaSaudargaite& Bernard Khoury / DW5
  • Firm:Bernard Khoury / DW5
  • Project Type:Residential
  • Status: Built 2013

 Suppliers:             

  • Metalwork:ACID
  • Woodwork and carpentry: Mr. DoumitTannous (independent)

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