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Foster unveils Lebanon towers

[First look + project data] Foster + Partners has broken ground on this 100,000m² residential-led mixed-use scheme in Beirut, Lebanon

Featuring three skyscrapers, the 3Beirut project is the practice’s first project in the country and is being built as part of a masterplan by local urban regeneration company Solidere.

The design comprises 149 apartments alongside 5,500m² of retail and new public realm. The scheme’s tallest tower is 120 metres high.

The podium level and surrounding external spaces will provide a cluster of shops, cafes, restaurants, a gymnasium, an art gallery and public gardens.

3Beirut will be the city’s first towers with green roofs and the interiors will feature a passive environmental strategy to maximise natural light and ventilation.

Luke Fox, Foster + Partners senior partner and design director, said: ‘I am delighted that our first project in Lebanon is under construction.

‘3Beirut will be a significant addition to the city and I look forward to it contributing to the emerging success of Beirut as an international destination.’

Project data

Project: 3Beirut
Location:Beirut, Lebanon
Client:SV Properties and Construction
Programme:Detailed design submission made on 8 March 2010 by Foster + Partners; construction documentation began on 3 May 2010 and is scheduled for completion by 3 December 2010; ground works and site enabling started March 2010; project is due for completion in 2014
Appointment:2008
Construction:2010 - 2014
Gross area: 100,000m²
Internal net area: 56,000m²
Site area: 7,580m²
Typical gross floor area: 850m²
Building height: Tower 1 - 120m, Tower 2 - 90m & Tower 3 - 75m
Number of storeys: Tower 1 - 33, Tower 2 - 24 & Tower 3 – 18 floors
No. of apartments: 149 apartments (from 208m2 to1,385m2) 42,900m2 in the towers
No. of retail: 5,500m² with 1,500m2 circulation
Structure:Concrete frame
Cladding:Stone clad
Other relevant information: Public plaza areas and pedestrian linkages through the site

 

Project team

Foster + Partners team: Norman Foster; Mouzhan Majidi; Luke Fox; Andy Bow; Zak A. Ayash; Jeremy Kim; Martin Kehoe; Michele Pecoraro; Sang-Kil Park; Veronika Nebesarova; Paul Kennedy; Hector Pascalidis; Gabrielle Serriere; Francisca Estarellas; Ben Hayes
Client:SV Properties and Construction
Collaborating architect: Samir Khairallah & Partners
Structural engineers: Samir Khairallah & Partners
Mechanical and electrical engineers: AME Tambourji
Landscape architect: Vladimir Djurovic
Specification consultant: Schumann Smith
Fire consultant: Apave
Facade consultant: WSP
Masterplanners: Solidere

 

 

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