GAG hotel, monot street
Refurbishment of a small existing 1960’s office building located in the heart of Rue Monot, Beirut’s sought after entertainment district.
Faced with the task of working with a minute building located in an extremely busy nightspot, nga maximized the amount of revenue-generating space by strategically relocating the vertical and horizontal circulation, and planning every floor for an all-suite hotel that is virtually column free. To protect it from its busy surroundings, a double skin of colored low-e mobile glazing was added on the street western façade, shielding the rooms at will from the low afternoon sun and introducing a layer of privacy and noise protection from the crowded street below.
architecture: nabil gholam architects
structural design: Bureau d’études Rodolphe Mattar
electro-mechanical design: Bureau d’études Kamal Sioufi
3D images: nabil gholam architects