The House for the Arts and Culture of Beirut is a closed block, a stone placed in the middle of a
territory in total mutation.
Our proposal is a compact project, with a simple organization,
responding clearly to the urban and programmatic demands.The position and the orientation of the lobby lets natural light flow in all day while avoiding direct exposure.The exhibition space benefits of a 7.20 ceiling height and a free space with movable-rotatable panels.The performance rooms are situated on the top part of the
building, a block that is mainly closed to the outside.
The artists' changing rooms, meeting rooms, cafeteria, and the
Lebanese cinematheque wrap around the main theater.A technical platform links all the parts of the building and connects them with the delivery zone.