Old Lycée Abdul Kader School Building to Be Merged into a Mall

First there were rumors that the 160-year old building will be destroyed or modified, but then the Minister of Culture intervened and listed the Lycee Abdel Kader old school building as a heritage building. Fast forward to June 2019, the building will indeed be kept intact but it will be merged into a commercial mall. Normally I'd say this would be a nice architectural challenge but given past experiences, like the Laziza factory in Mar…

Pictures of Beirut’s Planned New Corniche

Beirut Municipality is set to revamp Beirut's corniche to add new bike lanes, greenery and more. Vladimir Djurovic, a Lebanon-based landscape architect, has been contracted to design the project and works should begin later in 2019 for the Ain el-Mreisseh corniche. The project will be executed within two years and will cost around $25 million dollars. As you can see from the pictures and quoting the Daily Star, there will be a new “piazza area”…
Architecture

Someone Wants to Build a Tabarja – Jiyyeh Sea Bridge

5 months ago
Keserwan’s FB Page posted yesterday pictures of a project submitted to the Lebanese Presidency, that consists of building a sea bridge all the way from Tabarja to Jiyye. The study was prepared by a company ...
Architecture

2018 World Design Rankings 2018: Lebanon Ranked #24

9 months ago
The 2018 World Design Rankings list is out and #Lebanon is in 24th spot with 33 awards collected in the past 12 months. The World Design Rankings ranks all the countries based on the number ...
Architecture

Lycee Abdul Kader Old School Building Finally Listed as Heritage Building

9 months ago
After months of speculation over its fate, the Minister of Culture has finally listed the Lycee Abdel Kader old school building as a heritage building and therefore can no longer be destroyed or modified. Back ...
Architecture

First Aerial Pictures of the Jal el Dib Bridge

11 months ago
The Lebanese Contractor Magazine shared earlier today few aerial pictures of the new Jal el Dib bridge. The first part is almost complete while the second is on its way. Whether they will ease traffic ...
Architecture

What’s Really Happening to Lycee Abdul Kader?

11 months ago
Destroying heritage buildings and houses, green spaces, public beaches has become an unfortunate trend in past years in Beirut, and the latest victim might me the old Lycee Abdul Kader building. I don’t know how ...
Architecture

Lebanese Aline Asmar d’Amman to Redesign Tour Eiffel’s Iconic “Le Jules Verne”

1 year ago
Beirut-born architect and founder of Culture in Architecture Aline Asmar d’Amman was recently tasked with redesigning one of Paris’ most iconic restaurants, Le Jules Verne, which is situated on level two of the iconic Eiffel ...
Architecture

Oscar Niemeyer’s Maarad in Tripoli Falling Apart?

1 year ago
Brazilian Oskar Nieymer designed the 10,000-hectare site, intended as an international fairground, back in 1962 but constructions were halted in 1975 and never resumed. In 2006, the site was “added to the World Monuments Fund ...
Architecture

Adding Some Life to Burj el Murr

1 year ago
Burj el Murr, dubbed the tower of bitterness, is a haunting reminder of the Lebanese Civil War that ravaged Lebanon for over 15 years. The building was built in the 1970s and served as a ...
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