Projects

Beirut Central District Master Plan

Beirut, Lebanon

 

Planning

Solidere

608,000 m2

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As a member of a design team including Skidmore, Owings and Merrill (SOM) , Parsons Brinckerhoff and Sasaki Associates and IDEA we provided planning and conceptual transportation design services for one of the largest reconstruction projects in the world today.

Sectors A & D of the Beirut Central District cover an area of 608,000 m² of land reclaimed from the sea with a built-up space of 1.6 million m². The project features a new financial center, a park, two marinas, waterfront development, a corniche, several car parks and an ottoman wall to be preserved.

The team established the subdivision into commercial, residential and office sectors, block and parcel definition, building heights, setbacks, and all the elements of the master plan including landscaping. In addition, the team is investigated the traffic implications, the parking requirements, as well as geological and geotechnical studies, both within and outside the site.