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Lebanon, El Marj | Bronze, Middle East Africa, 2017

Pavilion Re-claimed in Lebanon
Pavilion Re-claimed in Lebanon

Adaptive reuse for refugee education: Located in an informal settlement for Syrian refugees, the project creates a dignified school environment using a repurposed pavilion from the Expo 2015 in Milan (Italy).

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Joana Dabaj - CatalyticAction, Tripoli, Lebanon; Riccardo Conti - CatalyticAction, London, United Kingdom; Matteo Zerbi - CatalyticAction, London, United Kingdom Read more »

Lebanon, Beirut | Silver, Middle East Africa, 2014

Evergreen City
Evergreen City

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.

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Raëd Abillama - Raëd Abillama Architects, Lebanon Read more »

Lebanon, Beirut | "Next Generation" 4th prize, Middle East Africa, 2014

Waste to Energy
Waste to Energy

The Bouchrieh industrial quarter located on the outskirts of Beirut currently suffers from an overflow of waste, recurrent power outages, and a lack of skilled labor.The city’s overflowing landfill is in dire need of an emergency waste plan. Addressing the problem at hand, the project offers a set of sustainable solutions for reactivating the area, transforming waste into energy, and reinstating local craftsmanship. The project combines a waste-to-energy plant with public facilities – workshop and exhibition spaces – aimed at raising public awareness regarding Beirut’s unsustainable condition. Making the problem an integral part of the solution, the plant is conceived as a pioneering model that can be implemented in other parts of the country.

Main Authors
Marylynn Antaki - American University of Beirut (AUB), Beirut, Lebanon; Christina Attiyeh - American University of Beirut (AUB), Beirut, Lebanon; Mira Boumatar - American University of Beirut (AUB), Beirut, Lebanon; Romy El Sayah - American University of Beirut (AUB), Beirut, Lebanon; Yara Rahme - American University of Beirut (AUB), Beirut, Lebanon Read more »
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