Allies and Morrison are masterplanners and architects for District//S, 452,100 sq ft of high quality residential accommodation situated on the edge of Beirut’s historic city centre. Twenty two new buildings provide 109 apartments ranging in size from 1,620 sq ft to 6,460 sq ft, and a network of pedestrianised public spaces - a piazza, a sunken garden and a series of lanes - creates a vibrant public realm for a cosmopolitan mix of cafes, shops and galleries.
Buildings are clad in stone and incorporate tall, oversized timber shutters - a contemporary response to the traditional Lebanese balconies and shutters which jut from buildings in neighbouring areas. Eight jewel-like penthouses overlook a series of connecting rooftops with pools and terraces, creating a private landscape raised above the city.
Estates Development SAL
R&K sal Architects and Consulting Engineers
Rafik El Khoury and Partners
Speirs and Major
452,100 sq ft