Lebanese photographer and Graphic/Web Designer Jubran Elias photographed the 3Beirut project; the first project designed by Foster + Partners to break ground in Lebanon. The scheme is located in the Beirut Central District and has a site within the wider Solidere masterplan for the regeneration of the city center.
The northern facades of the three towers are glazed to provide views of the harbor, while the south facing elevation steps down in height, integrating the buildings with the surrounding urban grain. The podium level and surrounding external spaces provide a cluster of shops, cafes, restaurants, a gymnasium, an art gallery and public gardens. The apartment interiors are based on elegant and functional layouts, with calm, uncluttered spaces that allow the occupants the flexibility to inhabit them in a number of different ways.
Particular consideration has been given to the public realm and the creation of an attractive environment that is accessible to pedestrians, and the design connects the historic city centre to the harbour at the Mediterranean, with direct routes across the site and landscaped public gardens. The towers are topped by green roofs and the scheme is designed to be environmentally efficient, maximising natural light and ventilation to reduce energy use.
Area: 100 000m²
Client: SV Properties and Construction
Structural Engineer: Samir Khairallah & Partners
M+E Engineer: AME, Tambourji
Additional Consultants: Vladimir Djurovic, Schumann Smith, Apave, WSP, Solidere
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