SIN EL FIL 877

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Year: 2011

Type: MIXED-USE CENTER

Location: CONCEPT

The three volumes of the mixed use compound are situated in Sin el FIl, Lebanon, near an important junction of highways and major roadways to the East of Beirut. The site also provides panoramic views toward the center of Beirut to the East and to the mountains to the West. In order to take advantage of this unique location, and the panoramic views, the project is conceived as three volumes arrayed about a central focal point in the center of the site. Each volume is in turn chamfered toward the outside, creating terraces toward their respective views, while on the ground floor, the buildings chamfer in, creating impressive cantilevers and freeing up large areas of outdoor space. The building directly along the highway serves as an office tower with a large retail base extending along the highway, while the other two buildings provide apartments. This positioning creates three basic outdoor spaces: one for a public drop odd, one for a private drop off, and a third used as a playground and collective garden space.

Project Name: Sin El Fil
Designers: SOMA
Location: Beirut, Lebanon
Date of Completion: In Construction
Gross Floor Area: 17,000 M2
Building Type: Residential, Office, Commercial
Main Materials: Stone, Glass
Setting: Urban

Principal: MICHEL ABBOUD

Lead Designers: FADY STEFAN

Key Staff: LEO SGUERA, WISSAM SALAMEH, STEVEN TOWNSEND, KAMIL CZARNECKI,
ADEL DAGHER, THERESE MAKHLOUF, CARLA SAAD