Development Plan for Sectors A & D
Location: Beirut, Lebanon. Waterfront zone of historic downtown Beirut, formerly a garbage and rubble landfill site in the sea
The Development Plan provides urban planning and design for a new addition to Beirut's historic Central District. The vacant site, a garbage and rubble landfill in the sea, has grown since 1976. Soon, it will be a district of government and private offices, retail and commercial space, a new harbor, and residential neighborhoods. Its centerpiece will be the resurrection of the waterfront esplanade, the Corniche. Civic space is highlight of the plan. Public parks, squares, and streets have been configured and located according to a hierarchy of purpose.Read more at this project's website.
Transect Zone(s): T5 center, T6 core.
Status: Plan Approved
Project or Plan's Scale: Metropolis
Features: Civic buildings & parks, Waterfront.
Project team designers: Skidmore, Owings & Merrill LLP
Project team developers: Solidere
Previous site status: Brownfield (former industrial)