Beirut: The Latest Architecture and News
This year, the Energy Strategies Summit is offering both physical and virtual meeting places for the energy industry. The Energy Strategies Summit will take place in a hybrid format, which will combine the best of a traditional conference at the Order of Engineers and Architects of Beirut with a simultaneous digital conference platform. During the event, a virtual exhibition promoting energy and power projects, financial services and instruments, innovative technologies in energy, green buildings, architects, associations and institutions, will be available on a dedicated platform.
Energy Strategies Summit aims at providing all those interested with insights on possible approaches and actual projects for them to draw a better image of their future steps.
Beirut has seen an influx of wealth into the area ever since the end of the Lebanese Civil War in 1990. Large-scale developments and designer architecture from Herzog & de Meuron, Snøhetta and David Adjaye have been popping up throughout the capital, much like its Middle Eastern neighbors. Retro67 by Andrea Vattovani Architecture, together with local architects Plan Bee Architecture, will celebrate the appearance of the old town of Beirut and reinterpret the traditional stylistic elements with the modern flair that is becoming the city’s favored style.
Spanning 18,000 square meters, the project will serve as “a new gastronomic experience, embracing the Mediterranean from a remarkable vantage point,” through a clustered development featuring restaurants, coffee shops, lounges, and event spaces.
The Association for the Promotion and Exhibition of the Arts in Lebanon (APEAL) is planning to open a museum of modern and contemporary art in Beirut by 2020.
Developed from an idea by Publicomm, ARCHMARATHON is an International Architecture event that brings together 42 Architecture Design Studios in a unique and unprecedented format. The first edition took place in November 2014 in Milan and was a great success with the public and highly appreciated by the participants. After the tremendous success of this first edition, the FEDERATION OF LEBANESE ENGINEERS and Publicomm organize a special edition focusing on architects originally from the Arab and Mediterranean Countries. As a result, there will be a special edition held in Beirut, Lebanon from the 8th to the 10th of October 2015.