nada tamer, walaa khaled, mina emad , youssef hossam , nagat abd elghafar
our main idea of re_designing beirut port is THE UNITY more
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This is an interesting urban design project! Lot of thought has gone in and the project is detailed to a very satisfactory level.
The concept of "Unity" is very appropriate considering the country's situation. The project will contribute a lot to the people of Beirut socially while addressing the political and economic crisis.
Your proposal at the master plan level "to divide the 3 sectors to Tourist, Financial & Port around a Central Park" is a very sustainable approach. How ever the background studies and the rationale to arrive at this concept is not very clear.
I thought it would have been better if the Central Park could extend towards the left, where the business park is proposed. The Central Park being the 'Lung" in your proposal could be more beneficial to the community with the idea of Unity and also will enhance the idea of "building around a central park".
The Business Park (next to the free market) being located within the community facilities may hinder the free movement of activities for the people with in the tourist activity zone.
Another way of looking at such liner form of developments along the waterfront would be to have "green corridors" at intervals as public parks and recreation facilities, connecting the community in the inlands across the project area to the waterfront. The different sectors which may get divided by the parks could be connected with underground or overhead bridges without disturbing the park activities.
This will allow a much bigger community to get the benefit of connecting with the water front, rather than limiting it only to the port area.
our main idea of re_designing beirut port is THE UNITY
The name of the "Beirut pulse" project was inspired by the fact that the country is going through a very difficult economic and political crisis. So the emphasis was placed on making the port a centre of attraction for foreign investments, which would revive the city’s economy. Therefore, the port would become the beating heart of the relapsed city.
Our proposal is divided into three main areas: the tourist area (left), the financial district area (center), and the port area (right). all around a central park.
The first two areas of the project are connected by a pedestrian bridge to ease the movement of people in the port and to separate car traffic paths from pedestrian paths.
We found that Beirut city is suffering from a lack of green areas and we tried to solve this problem by designing a central park in the port.
Project members :
nada tamer ahmed
nada ahmed othman
nadeen mohamed ahmed
nagat abd elghafar
mennat allah ahmed
hisham mohamed elbasha
In the re-design process, we separated the storage areas from the rest of the port to prevent disasters from happening again.
The space used in the new design areas has been replaced by an additional storage area on the right (extension part).
Nearly 7,000 tonnes of glass and metal were shattered when a deadly explosion ripped through Beirut. So we tried to focus on using mainly recycled materials in our buildings, like glass, stone, and metal.