USEK - Holy spirit University of Kaslik
Beirut is a living fabric of places, memories and identities. "A thousand times dead, a thousand times relived" as the poet Nadia Tueini once said, Beirut… more
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I really like your project and your concept also your words are super nice. Your effort is undeniable and its so clear. As overall the project is good and the idea of the passage is so nice, yet I believe that the mass and tue design could be done on any waterfront in the world I mean that the design lacks showing us the identity of Lebanon and Beirut , I would love to see it how it is related to the site that we cannot see it anywhere else. Another point I want you to be aware of the scale of the site , the outdoor area is so huge and you just done some nice landscape in most of it which is at some point could be a bit boring so just think more and propose more activities to be done also you can add some light weight structures as shading elements or pavilions with some simple activities to be done.
Another advice is that it is preferable to use lighter colors as a background especially in the first slide in order make the drawings more clear and the presentation comfortable to look at for anyone.
Finally, well done and best of luck.
Dear Ms. Salma,
First of all, I would like to thank you for your contribution toward my project! Your words mean a lot for me.
I really appreciate the time and effort you have spent to share your comments, which will be absolutely taken into consideration.
Regarding the project, this project counts on the idea of designing an urban development, a space of conviviality, well needed, offered to the inhabitants of Beirut. To do so and to relive the relation with the city, I have created an accessible roof, a pedestrian esplanade going from the public places arriving on the ground and accessing this roof to reach the level of the urban area and see all the city from there. Regarding the outdoor area, the landscape is designed as a space of gathering and social interaction between the habitants and the visitors of Beirut.
Thank you again for your feedback. It was so nice to hear from you!
Beirut is a living fabric of places, memories and identities. "A thousand times dead, a thousand times relived" as the poet Nadia Tueini once said, Beirut refuses to disappear. The preservation of the urban heritage depends on the capacity of each society to inhabit its heritage places and to know how to reconcile tradition and modernity.
Since antiquity, it has remained the cradle of all civilizations, especially that of the Phoenicians who with them began the history of the port.
The place of the star as well as the place of the martyrs will remain the symbolic and living image of the city. But these places suffer from green spaces that unite all inhabitants.
Located at the first quay of the port of Beirut, opposite the lighthouse and near the silot, and a few meters from the public places, my project will be the continuity and the purpose of these memorial places of the city. And in order to bring a pleasant and monumental setting to the seaport that Beirut well deserves, the port in my opinion must have a dual identity. Not only a functional image inviting passengers to come and visit and discover Beirut's memorial sites, but also a public one, which consists in making a landscaped extension of the city creating a friendly space and a memorial garden dedicated to the inhabitants of Beirut. On the one hand a dialogue with the city is established and on the other hand a dialogue with the lighthouse and the silot reminding us of the disaster that Beirut has known.
My concept then rests on the idea of an urban development offered to the inhabitants of the city creating a space of conviviality and social mixity and all this through a pedestrian esplanade going from the public places arriving on the ground and accessing a roof to reach the level of the urban area.
Bleachers invite passengers to discover the view from the roof through a landscaped and equipped garden.
Thus, the volume leading to an interior garden encompasses all the functions of the ferry terminal and the exterior, its envelope serves as a public space for the inhabitants of the city of Beirut.