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"Beirut, after the Dust Settles" in Design and the City Podcast

For Design and the City's sixth episode - a podcast by reSITE on how to make cities more liveable, the team interviewed Christele Harrouk, Archdaily's Managing Editor and Salim Rouhana, Senior Urban Governance and Resilience Task Team Leader at the World Bank Group. The two Beirut natives talk about the devastating explosion in August last year and share their perspectives on what rebuilding the city could look like.

© Rami Rizk© Rami Rizk© Rami Rizk© Rami Rizk+ 23

More from the 2021 Venice Architecture Biennale Exhibitions

The 17th Venice Architecture Biennale invited architects to ponder the question “How will we live together”, eliciting various answers and interpretations. The International Exhibition unfolding in Giardini, the Arsenale and Forte Maghera presents 113 participants in the competition, coming from 46 countries, whose contributions are organized into five scales: Among Diverse Beings, As New Households, As Emerging Communities, Across Borders, and As One Planet. The following participants explore a variety of subjects, prompting a holistic re-evaluation of the collective in relationship with issues ranging from the urban and natural environment to climate action or the relationship with other species.

ANTARCTIC RESOLUTION by Giulia Foscari / UNLESS. Image Courtesy of UNLESS ©️ Delfino Sisto LegnaniBeirut Shifting Grounds by Sandra Frem and Boulos Douaihy. Image © Carla AramounyAlive: A New Spatial Contract for Multispecies Architecture by The Living. Image Courtesy of The LivingTHE HAND OF A DEAD MAN exhibition by SKULL studio. Image © BoysPlayNice+ 31

Port of Beirut Renewal Student Competition: Live Stream with the Mayor of Beirut

Inspireli Awards will be holding its 3rd live stream this Thursday May 27th at 4 PM CET with special guest MAYOR of BEIRUT Jamal Itani. The topic of this talk will be the Port of Beirut renewal student competition (registration already opened) announced by the Municipality of Beirut and Order of Engineers & Architects and organized by Inspireli Awards. Please join us at this one-of-a-kind event in 72 hrs at Inspireli Awards News website - https://www.inspireli.com/en/awards/news

Aya Tower / SOA Architectes

© Camille Gharbi© Camille Gharbi© Camille Gharbi© Camille Gharbi+ 12

  • Architects: SOA Architectes
  • Area Area of this architecture project Area:  7254
  • Year Completion year of this architecture project Year:  2021

PH-13 Apartment / Atelier L'inconnu

© Ieva Saudargaite© Ieva Saudargaite© Ieva Saudargaite© Ieva Saudargaite+ 20

Stone Garden Apartment Building / Lina Ghotmeh Architecture

© Iwan Baan© Iwan Baan© Iwan Baan© Iwan Baan+ 21

Design Miami Unveils Architectural Drawings by 90 International Architects Including Steven Holl, David Chipperfield and David Adjaye

Design Miami’s latest initiative in partnership with Architects for Beirut, has gathered a collection of 100+ original architectural drawings and artworks donated by 90+ renowned architects from around the world. With proceeds going to aid on-the-ground restoration efforts in Beirut, works offered include exclusive pieces from Zaha Hadid, David Chipperfield, Toyo Ito, Steven Holl, Tatiana Bilbao, Adjaye Associates, and Renzo Piano, to name a few.

David Chipperfield_The Weston Bridge Royal Academy of Arts - DCA London. Image Courtesy of Design Miami/Architects for BeirutToyo Ito_Sketch - Yuma Ota. Image Courtesy of Design Miami/Architects for BeirutTatiana Bilbao - Social Topography 1. Image Courtesy of Design Miami/Architects for BeirutWael Al Awar_Hayy Creative Hub- Section 1. Image Courtesy of Design Miami/Architects for Beirut+ 18

Anastasia Elrouss Designs a Vertical Eco-Village in Beirut, a New Way to Inhabit the Built Environment

Anastasia Elrouss Architects has imagined the MM Residential Tower, a vertical eco-village in the fast-developing suburbs of Beirut, Lebanon. Labeled Urban Lung, the project, sitting on a 900-square-meter rectangular site, generates 14 stacked floor plates around a central and open planted core. The ground floor and basement level, rented by Warchee NGO, will encompass farming and carpentry workshops for women.

Vertical Eco-Village: Urban Lung of Beirut . Image Courtesy of Anastasia Elrouss ArchitectsVertical Eco-Village: Urban Lung of Beirut . Image Courtesy of Anastasia Elrouss ArchitectsVertical Eco-Village: Urban Lung of Beirut . Image Courtesy of Anastasia Elrouss ArchitectsVertical Eco-Village: Urban Lung of Beirut . Image Courtesy of Anastasia Elrouss Architects+ 22

Plot # 1282 / Bernard Khoury / DW5

© Bahaa Ghoussainy
© Bahaa Ghoussainy

© Bahaa Ghoussainy© Ieva Saudargaite© Bahaa Ghoussainy© Ieva Saudargaite+ 43

Arslanian Green Roof Kindergarten / Studio Etienne Bastormagi + Meg Architects

© Wissam Chaaya© Wissam Chaaya© Wissam Chaaya© Wissam Chaaya+ 23

BAU Rooftop Lounge Bar / Rabih Geha Architects

© Tony Elieh, BAU© Tony Elieh, BAU© Tony Elieh, BAU© Tony Elieh, BAU+ 13

Beirut, Lebanon
  • Area Area of this architecture project Area:  313
  • Year Completion year of this architecture project Year:  2019
  • Manufacturers Brands with products used in this architecture project
    Manufacturers: Hansgrohe, BOSE, Duravit, 3D Storyfoam, Artificial Plants, +3