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Tripoli Congress Center / Tabanlioglu Architects

  • Architects: Tabanlioglu Architects
  • Location: Tripoli, Libya
  • Architectural Project Team: Salih Yılgörür, Ali Çalışkan, Emre Özberk, Oktay Murat, Zeynep Eker, Merve Demirbaş, Elif Akçakaya, Salih Çıkman, Işıl Taşkın, Başak Uysal, Elif Selçuk, Zeynep Çorakçı
  • Architect in Charge: Melkan Gürsel, Murat Tabanlıoğlu
  • Area: 25000.0 sqm
  • Project Year: 2010
  • Photographs: Cemal Emden

© Cemal Emden © Cemal Emden © Cemal Emden © Cemal Emden

Henning Larsen Wins Competition to Design Central Bank of Libya

Henning Larsen Architects has won an invited competition to design a new headquarters for the Central Bank of Libya in Tripoli. Inspired by Libyan vernacular architecture, the structure will occupy two existing site excavations. The first, and largest, excavation will be transformed into a “shaded oasis” that serves both the bank and Gurji district by providing areas for operations, an education center, restaurant and hotel. The second will allow vehicular access to the treasuries. 

Libyan History Museum / Jafar Tukan Architects

Courtesy of Consolidated Consultants/Jafar Tukan Architects
Courtesy of Consolidated Consultants/Jafar Tukan Architects

Located in a very rich part of Tripoli where street cafes are full, public gardens are lavish, and pedestrian pathways are bursting with everyday life, it is the perfect setting to tell a piece of Libya’s history. Therefore, the design strategy of Consolidated Consultants/Jafar Tukan Architects consists of embracing this rich surrounding for this history museum. More images and architects’ description after the break.

Libyan History Museum Suffers Setbacks / Jafar Tukan Architects

© Jafar Tukan Architects
© Jafar Tukan Architects

The Libyan Museum of History located in Tripoli, Libya proposes a unique twist on the traditional museum typology. Consolidated Consultants/Jafar Tukan Architects has taken an approach that blends the building experience into the existing urban fabric through the integration of two surrounding pathways that define both experience and building geometry and massing. Unfortunately, the project has suffered numerous setbacks since concept approval including delays related to property issues, which was followed by a six month delay. Construction of the project is currently undetermined as the current national conflict within Libya continues.  More details after the break.

Collective Tower / Adrian Lahoud

Courtesy of Adrian Lahoud
Courtesy of Adrian Lahoud

The Collective Tower, proposed for Tripoli, Lebanon, by Adrian Lahoud addresses the co-existence between different city forms, specifically the small-scaled, fine-grained building divisions within towers and skyscrapers. More on the project after the break.