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Foster + Partners completes three limestone-clad mixed-use towers in Beirut

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Foster + Partners has completed 3Beirut, the first of the practice’s projects in Lebanon

The residential and retail project is located in Beirut Central District and sits within the wider Solidere masterplan for the regeneration of the city centre. Particular consideration was given to the public realm and the creation of pedestrian routes through the site, combined with new landscaped spaces that connect the historic centre to the harbour. On the south side, the central tower has been pushed back to create a landscaped forecourt.

The scheme comprises three limestone-clad towers that provide a ground plane of shops, cafes, restaurants, a fitness centre, an art gallery and public gardens. The lobbies are connected to the ground plane with a distinctive water features that flows from the inside to the outside, creating a calming sound.

3Beirut’s glazed north façade provides views of the harbour, while the south-facing side steps down in height, with terraces and green roofs that help integrate the towers into the urban grain. The staggered layout of the towers also helps avoid apartments that overlook adjacent units, allowing residents a greater sense of privacy.

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Project data

Architect Foster + Partners
Client SV Properties & Construction
Appointment 2008
Construction start 2010
Completion 2017
Site area 7,580m²
Gross area 100,000m²

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