[Video] UNIDO’s Public Interventions in Tripoli During Beirut Design Week


UNIDO and Beirut Design Week teamed up for an Urban design competition. the objectives were to produce urban furniture as a direct result of a collaboration between designers and local wood manufacturers.  This has been done within the framework of UNIDO which is to support the furniture sector in the north of Lebanon.

The organizers went ahead and produced two of the five winning projects and the small-scale interventions were placed in El Mina port.

The first intervention is called Family Urban Set. The project is inspired by the Sea Shells and Waves that can be found in El Mina Beach. The is different cross sections that accommodate different family members and sizes. it starts with a low seating area for kids and ends with a shaded lounging zone.

The intervention was designed by Beirut Arab University, Tripoli campus, and includes a climbing zone for children and different seating areas that merge into one family set.

The second intervention is designed by DAMJ and is called Mina Wave. The design inspiration comes from boat-hull construction used in the fishing and touring industry along Mina’s coast. It provides a place to lie down in the sun and a shaded seating area underneath the curved solid wood strips.

UNIDO has been working in the North of Lebanon to support the wood-working and furniture making sector.

Projects info:

Family Urban Set

Designers: BAU Tripoli Campus
Design team: Dr. Mostafa Khalifa, Fouad Fazaa, Nadine Eljundi, Noah Elahdab, Rawan Elmawas, Rida Naghi

Execution team: Jihad Toros, Mohamad Sultan, Helmuth Fahrner, philipp Reinsberg.

Mina Wave

Designer: DAMJ design / craft

Execution team: Sayed Toulany,Helmuth Fahrner, philipp Reinsberg.

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