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Old August 21st, 2007, 06:57 PM   #1
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#UNDER C-BCD: "Wadi Hills Residences" | Res



Beirut Central District (BCD) - Beirut, Lebanon







Millennium introduces Wadi Hills a luxury gated community located in Beirut prestigious residential neighborhood of Wadi Abou Jamil, SOLIDERE.

Wadi Hills is the first of its kind in Beirut. Designed on a plot approximately 8000m2 featuring:

-Low rise architecture
-Ground floor simplex and duplex townhouses
-Typical floor apartments
-Exclusive penthouses with panoramic views, private terraces, sundecks and pools
-Apartment sizes 250 / 350 / 500 m2
-Private leisure, recreational facilities and children playgrounds
-Gated and control access points
-Underground parking, private storage spaces and driver’s lounge
-Green gardens courts
-High standard of construction


Delivery: 2010

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Old August 21st, 2007, 09:38 PM   #2
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I personaly like thise project...very nice design...nice features...modern and stylish at the same time...
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Old August 21st, 2007, 09:49 PM   #3
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Was this project mentioned in the latest Solidere Reports? I remember reading about it but I was wondering when construction will begin?
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Old February 24th, 2008, 07:08 PM   #4
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'update' : The plot is closed, and 25% of the 80 appartements are already sold.
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Old February 26th, 2008, 07:08 AM   #5
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they're building a gated community in downtown beirut???? this is supposed to be the heart of the city, not a collection of private fortresses!

solidere has some really beautiful projects, especially the ones that maintain individual parcels (so that they can be individually upgraded over time).. but this is uninspiring architecture for any random development, and depressingly uninspiring for the heart of beirut...
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Old February 26th, 2008, 05:22 PM   #6
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it's a nice project but yeah i think maybe the heart of the city needs to be all business and leisure ...........i donnu........
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Old February 26th, 2008, 11:34 PM   #7
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It's hard to imagine it as a gated community - the controlled access points the sales pitch refers to probably include the garage doors. It's actually a fairly small plot, with a small interior garden like one sees in cities like Berlin, the green space all too rare - and getting rarer - in Beirut. Even if private, at least it's there as a lung and a cool spot amidst the masonry.

And I don't find this development's architecture that awful. It at least has references to the experiments in large concrete balconies of the buildings of the 20s and 30s, few of which remain. So Solidere makes up a miniscule bit here for its destruction of so much that was not either religious monument or Mandate period architecture...

What's more, if it is indeed near the ruined synagogue, as one of the renderings seems to indicate, it's actually far from any through-road, nestled in the area under the France St. ridge and Daouk St. (is that really where it is, anyone?).

Truly awful, in my opinion, is what's being done with/by the entertainment center on Allenby. The Art Deco buildings it will deface are real gems.. Given the choice, I'd rather see something uninspiring that fits in, rather than a misplaced attempt to inspire that wreaks havoc with what's left of its surroundings (I'm not implying that that is what you are advocating!).

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they're building a gated community in downtown beirut???? this is supposed to be the heart of the city, not a collection of private fortresses!

solidere has some really beautiful projects, especially the ones that maintain individual parcels (so that they can be individually upgraded over time).. but this is uninspiring architecture for any random development, and depressingly uninspiring for the heart of beirut...
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Old February 26th, 2008, 11:51 PM   #8
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I don't know the exact location but it's somewhere here:

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Old February 27th, 2008, 01:04 AM   #9
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correct, although the plot finishes on the main street, doesnt go around that building across the street...
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Old February 27th, 2008, 01:07 AM   #10
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Have you got any photos of the site?
Is there any activity or anything going on there?
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Old February 27th, 2008, 12:31 PM   #11
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yeah they almost reached ground floor
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Old February 27th, 2008, 01:50 PM   #12
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Wow This is great!!
Mods, please change the thread's title to Under C.
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Old July 1st, 2008, 10:52 AM   #13
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Promotional ad placed in the MEA in-flight magazine:

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Old October 5th, 2008, 07:56 AM   #14
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Here's more renderings from the Millennium Development site (thanks to Boudi)








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Old October 5th, 2008, 01:21 PM   #15
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This is so NEAT.Any updates from the website on the construction???
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Old October 5th, 2008, 02:09 PM   #16
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There are construction photos on the website, but they're too old.
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Old February 9th, 2009, 05:29 AM   #17
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Old February 9th, 2009, 09:15 AM   #18
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I looove this project! It is so different, which makes it really nice!
I cant wait till this project finishes next year!
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Old February 12th, 2009, 12:25 AM   #19
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Old March 2nd, 2009, 04:38 AM   #20
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the company is out with a site, its the same developer (Mellenium Development) as the ''Icon'' Park Hills in Achrafieh

http://www.wadihills.com/main.aspx
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