“Architecture can create a sense of belonging and community empowerment by making by hand and connecting to craft” says Lina Ghotmeh of Lina Ghotmeh – Architecture.
Stone Garden is her first architecture project in her hometown of Beirut and is the subject of her installation at the 17th international Biennale of Architecture in Venice.
To create the ridged effect and connection to craft, the mixture of cement and local earth was hand-combed by artisans working from the bottom to the top.
Watch a 3-minute interview with Lina Ghotmeh on her installation that showcases the creation of a socially inclusive habitat that has a deep connection to its context.
The Holcim Foundation will announce the latest Holcim Awards prize winners on November 13 as part of the Venice Biennale. The “Building Conversations” interview series with thought leaders at the Venice Biennale is brought to you by Holcim.