wadi abou jmil
beirut, lebanon

Planning of an old Beiruti neighborhood, with a special emphasis on integrating a few existing "Lebanese style" buildings and recreating the spirit of turn of the century Beirut over the entire area with the comfort of the most up to date infrastructure.

To understand and draw inspiration from the area’s existing structures, ngª researched and analyzed the historic urban fabric, its topography and the development of its land-uses. A strategy was drawn to revitalize it comprehensively while preserving its urban roots. The scheme adopted involves extensive landscape work, the presence of water streams and fountains, a careful mix of private and public spaces (streets, passageways and small shaded piazzas), and sets up clear comprehensive architectural guidelines for future builders.

area:  15 hectares


architecture & urban planning: nabil gholam architects
3D images: nabil gholam architects