governmental office building
beirut, lebanon

Located prominently on the road to Beirut Airport, this low budget, high efficiency office building is a translucent monolith. The building offers a thermal double skin to reduce the air conditioning loads, a column free layout and an easy upgradeable data network system. Exhibition space, a specialized public library and a small cafeteria are designed within the double height Ground Floor. 

Thanks to the simple geometric grid and modular partitions, all other floor plates are left wide open so the various governmental services can interact seamlessly, allowing the working space to evolve with the users' future needs.


architecture: nabil gholam architects
structural design: Bureau d’études Rodolphe Mattar
electro-mechanical design: Bureau d’études Kamal Sioufi
3D images: nabil gholam architects