• Alaywan Residences

    BEIRUT, LEBANON

Location
BEIRUT, LEBANON
Client
PRIVATE CLIENT
Project Type
MULTI-FAMILY HOUSING
  • 12 RESIDENCES
  • 3 LEVELS BELOW-GRADE PARKING
  • ROOF TERRACE

This 12-story structure occupies a mid-block parcel in the popular Sanayeh neighborhood of Beirut, across from historic Rene Moawad Garden, the city’s oldest public park.  The design goal was to create a structure that represents the spirit of “old Beirut” in a modern way, reflecting the European elegance of the surrounding buildings within a contemporary design vocabulary.  The resulting structure utilizes contemporary shapes, adds curves to an otherwise gridded streetscape, and creates subtle patterns with stone and other natural materials. Expansive balconies capture views of the park, and are a defining component of the design.

“Beirut is by far the most cosmopolitan…of Arab cities.”

Michael J. Totten Contributing Editor, City Journal