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Evergreen City

Urban pine forest rehabilitation

The Beirut Pine Forest extends over more than 2 hectares and is a unique green space, considered the largest botanical garden in Lebanon, but lacking sufficient infrastructure to accommodate a large volume of visitors.

A rehabilitation plan has been proposed to develop the facilities and services needed in the park for opening it to the public and promoting it for cultural, social, sports, and environmental activities – while also conserving the park’s natural habitats.

Project Timeline

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“Raising environmental awareness”
Global finalist project entry 2015 - Evergreen City
Global Holcim Awards winners announced April 20
“Sustainability? Integrating an urban park with sensitivity” – Raëd Abillama
Urban forest rehabilitation in Lebanon takes Silver
“A bold intention to open up a territory that was suppressed and forgotten in the collective memory” – Holcim Awards Jury
Project Entry 2014 for Africa Middle East
Project Details
Beirut, Lebanon
Raëd Abillama
Main Author
Raëd Abillama
Raëd Abillama Architects, Lebanon
Sawsan Bou Fakhreddine
Further Author
Sawsan Bou Fakhreddine
Associaton for Forests Development & Conservation , Lebanon
Silver 2014
Middle East Africa
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“Sustainability? Sensitive integration of the existing” – Raëd Abillama

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Evergreen City: Holcim Awards Silver 2014 for Africa Middle East – Project Overview
Evergreen City: Holcim Awards Silver 2014 for Africa Middle East – Project Overview

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