INSPIRELI offered to take part in the reconstruction of the explosion-destroyed port of Beirut, and our help was accepted

We hereby invite all students of the world to join us and contribute their work to the renewal of the hard-pressed cities. Let's make the dream of the founders of INSPIRELI AWARDS a reality. Let's help Beirut to be reborn!

Karel Smejkal



Time Schedule

July 14, 2022
Termination of registration fot the competition
August 4, 2022
Announcement of finalists
September 8, 2022
Announcement of the winners

August 4, 2020, 18:08:18 EEST marked the Zero hour of one of the biggest non-nuclear explosions in history with the force of a 3.5 magnitude earthquake – and is believed to have been fueled by 2,750 tons of ammonium nitrate stored in warehouse-12 at the port.

Aside from the mass destruction caused by this explosion, at least 204 people were killed (with an additional 3 missing) and 6,500 were injured. Above all, Beirut-the capital that was spawned by its harbor as the focal Middle Eastern node point that connected many continents has been left with a dead Port.

In this competition, students from all over the world are invited to rethink the future port of Beirut that will be rebuilt and invested under F.D.B.O.T (Finance, Design, Built, Operate, and transfer); the Port administration and the ministry of public work and transportation need to set their requirements and condition list that would shape the path of the future; hence, the winners of this competition will have the chance to be part of setting the requirements with the Lebanese authorities and therefore part of rebuilding the port.

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Soul of Beirut Seminar
Beirut gallery
We help Beirut / Partner universities 50

Time Schedule

  • May 1, 2021 Start of signing up for the competition

  • July 14, 2022 Termination of registration for the competition



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