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Old December 18th, 2008, 11:00 AM   #181
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Beirut is not a flat city. There are places higher than others, and that's how you get to see the rooftops from some places.
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Old December 18th, 2008, 12:09 PM   #182
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I wish we couldnt but you can see them clearly from street level
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Old February 7th, 2009, 02:37 AM   #183
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Old February 28th, 2009, 05:12 PM   #184
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Solidere has updated the Souks section on there website http://solidere.com/souks2/
you can see renderings, zoom views of the area, and actual current pictures
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Old February 28th, 2009, 10:50 PM   #185
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Great to find out that Zaha Hadid is doing both the multi-use building as well as the department store. According to Aishti Magazine, the department store will be an aishti department store. I'm not sure if the whole thing will be aishti though. Hopefully not
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Old March 1st, 2009, 04:17 PM   #186
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Thats a great article! I dont know how to post it here...

So are they moving ? or an additional store? I dont think they should have two..that is a prime spot to attract an international heavy hitter...as they were planning to...You need diversity for retail development

But they gave a list of retailers who are opening n the souks...and said the northern souks will open soon after ...new target date for the South..summer 2009

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Old March 1st, 2009, 06:12 PM   #187
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I m still hating the rooftop tile's color
is there any chance that it's just a fase cause the renderings r red and much much better
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Old March 1st, 2009, 08:14 PM   #188
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Aishti?!?but they have a building right across the souks!
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Old March 2nd, 2009, 08:34 AM   #189
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Seems to represent a change in approach to entire area

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I m still hating the rooftop tile's color
is there any chance that it's just a fase cause the renderings r red and much much better
It looks like Solidere has modified its idea of what the Wadi Bou Jamil / Souks area should look like, at least a bit.
Originally the area was to evoke a 'Mediterranean hill town' with attention paid to the 'fifth elevation' (i.e., the roofs). The red color of the souks' roofs would have been consistent with that approach.
But the redesign of so many projects - the change in the Souks roofs' color, the new designs for the North Souks and the entertainment center, B. Khoury's boutique hotel - all suggest that they've decided to move away a bit from 'context' and try to introduce more buildings that stand out, with a more 'contemporary' approach. As long as there's enough 'context' for the new buildings to contrast to, it'll probably work well (though my personal preference would have been to see a bit less knocked down, and a bit more tradition maintained).
I'd have preferred they stick with the red roofs for the souks too, but roofs 'a la batenjan' kind of grow on you!
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Old March 2nd, 2009, 06:11 PM   #190
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concerning the purple roof, I've read somewhere the reason behind the change of color is to add history to the buildings. In other words purple was the color the Phoenician loved and used to transport the famous purple dye they made, and to be specific, that ''a la batenjan'' color was the Tyrian Purple - the imperial purple. So although the red roofs are a bit traditional, they wanted to integrate what made our land a famous export hub in modern architecture. Kinda neat if you think about it this way
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Old March 3rd, 2009, 07:53 AM   #191
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Thanks, Nadini!

Very neat if you think of it that way!
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Old March 3rd, 2009, 08:26 AM   #192
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Doesn't this project look completely boring? From the outside at least?? It seems like they haven't even made an effort to design the buildings!
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Old March 3rd, 2009, 12:25 PM   #193
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Which part do you find boring?

Kevin Dash's Gold/jewelry souk is restrained, but I think it fits in well into its context, with its continuation of the Maarad arcade and its curved corner which echoes the beautiful art deco building a bit farther down the block.

I had the same feeling as you at first regarding Rafael Moneo's Souks core. But it's very much in the style of his past work - he can't be blamed, as a convinced Modernist, for doing what he's done all his life (and won the Pritzker prize for). This link takes you to a view of his extension for the Prado:

http://www.worldarchitecture.org/lin...000000013d8c83

Madrid chose this design for an extension to one of the world's great museums. Very, very, very 'restrained!' I suppose we shouldn't have expected much more for the Beirut souks.

Still, having looked at the renderings for years, I think we should wait to see it in life. Someone who's worked in that vernacular all his career must be a master of it. It may have enough subtleties that it grows on one over time.
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Old March 3rd, 2009, 02:53 PM   #194
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Also it is important to note..that the floorplan is exactly the same as the ancient street grid...The plazas etc are almost the same
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Old March 3rd, 2009, 05:27 PM   #195
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Yes, that is what I like the most about this project.
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Old March 3rd, 2009, 08:48 PM   #196
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I think that part (the maintenance of the old grid) owes most to Jad Tabet...
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Old April 4th, 2009, 10:05 PM   #197
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Does any one know anything about the brands that are planning to open at the souks coz I heard that they've already started signing leasing contracts...
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Old April 16th, 2009, 08:18 AM   #198
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i'm not expecting really good name brands... i think most of them (hungaro, ferragamo, zegna) would like to open an independent boutique in the downtown area... that is if they decide to open at all
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Old April 16th, 2009, 12:00 PM   #199
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phoenician.guy for your info. there is emanuel hungaro store in bcd.also feragamo in bcd and zegnia in bcd and verdun.and all al of the premium marks around the world are in beirut.
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Old April 16th, 2009, 07:55 PM   #200
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sorrrrrry!.... haha well my point was that stores of that kind a bound to open in bcd independently
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