Architecture Project
    Beirut, Lebanon
    This mixed-use residential/retail/entertainment development is conceived as an iconic lifestyle destination. Sited close to the airport, a twenty minute drive away from Beirut, the masterplan creates a pedestrian- oriented destination with family entertainment, shopping, restaurants, and an integrated sustainable residential community. The 233,000 square meter project sits on top of a hillside. This project follows the incline with a series of stepped apartment complexes, which offer their residents a spectacular view of the surrounding area.

    Crowning the top of the development is a spectacular park with a family entertainment center that includes a 5-screen Cineplex, sports facilities, a hypermarket, a boutique mall with specialty stores, and a variety of in and outdoor attractions. Programmatically, two main elements intersect: a civic community program for the eco-town, composed of community amenities and recreational facilities and a highly integrated commercial program for the entertainment/retail destination.

    These two programs respond to two different target groups; the residents and the visitors. The challenge is to create one integrated town center while also creating a sense of community, privacy, and security for the residents. The program on the masterplan is positioned in such a way to create a smooth continuation from the entertainment/retail gateway into the civic center of the community on the one hand, while giving the residents sufficient privacy and security.
    LOCATION: Beirut, Lebanon
    SITE AREA: 224,913 m2
    PROJECT SCOPE: Brand Strategy, Master Planning, Urban Design
    PROJECT TYPE: Mixed-Use: Retail, Entertainment, Residential
    CLIENT: Worldwide Trading & Investment Group

    KABC Team: Anna Klingmann, Harrison Blair, Rick Limon, Rafael Gavilanes