SAIFI 623

Credits:
Partner in Charge: Ibrahim Berberi, Youssef Mallat
Architect in Charge: Richard Kassab, Sandra Richani
Team: Layal Aoun, Kim Akiki, Nadine Harake, Samer Bazzi, Dany Arakji 

Project Description:
The Hybrid:

Voids and leftovers in dense urban contexts usually create spaces of tranquility. Saifi plot does not.  Instead the emptiness is filled with tensions. The project is located between the renovated war torn area of Beirut’s central business district, the generically developing edges and the disappearing historical fabric.

The combination within this context produces the building strategy. A mixture of programs, including residential, offices, retail and entertainment. Housing different identities and scales to mark the piling of old, new, and foreign. 


Collaborators:

Structural consultant: BET Mattar
Mechanical consultant: Fouad Hanna
Electrical consultant: Gilbert Tambourgi
Renders: Tony Antoun

Factsheet:
Location: Saifi, Beirut
Project area: 12.500m2
Year: 2013-2016
Project status: In Progress;