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Old August 18th, 2011, 08:02 AM   #1
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"Zeytouneh Square" Public Park in BCD



Solidere has unveiled its latest landscaping development in Beirut City Center by the name of 'Zeytouneh Square'. The latter is a new public space located in Mina Al Hosn behind the famous Starco building, close to the waterfront hotels area.
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Old August 18th, 2011, 11:03 AM   #2
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Please SOLIDERE,more of these projects
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Old August 18th, 2011, 07:45 PM   #3
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just saw a report about this on MTV, it's complete and open to public...
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Old August 18th, 2011, 07:54 PM   #4
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Looking good i love these little public parks scattered across the downtown area.
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Old August 18th, 2011, 08:26 PM   #5
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yeah i'm really psyched about all these public parks but i'm having mixed feelings regarding this one's design... though i think it will look a million times better once all trees are full grown !!
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just saw a report about this on MTV, it's complete and open to public...
to which public !? can the usual people afford a cup of coffee in that area ? those times when anyone could afford to spend time in those places are over. central beirut is only for rich people.
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Old August 19th, 2011, 03:23 PM   #7
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location on wikimpia?
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Old August 20th, 2011, 03:59 AM   #8
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So this is turned up to be part of a big project called 'The Shoreline Walk' by Solidere,

This is what I've found online.

Inspired by the qualities of the Old City, themes of shade, scale, levels, materials and movement are used to link the spaces, Solidere engaged Gustafson Porter to create The Shoreline Walk, a leisurely pedestrian promenade route that follows the line of the old coastline and straddles the boundary between the old and new cities while capturing and restoring the energy and vigor of the old Corniche promenade.

Along the Shoreline Walk, five squares will provide areas to pause and relax: Harbour Square, All Saints Square, Shoreline Gardens, Zeytoune Square and Santiyeh Garden.

Research into each space revealed remnants of the character of the pre-war city that had been forgotten or destroyed. Each ‘memory’ generates the development of each square’s atmosphere, aligned with the facilities and functions required by a contemporary city to create a network of complimentary spaces. These spaces will be essential elements in the revitalization of downtown Beirut.
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Old August 21st, 2011, 01:32 AM   #9
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they said something about this in a previous solidere report, that the company is creating two trails: heritage trail and the shoreline walk!
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Old August 22nd, 2011, 05:20 AM   #10
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Old August 22nd, 2011, 05:46 AM   #11
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Beautiful design!! I love these open spaces, and the plan for the Shoreline Walk looks really great!











And this is the plan for the entire Shoreline Walk:



Source: http://openbuildings.com/buildings/s...profile-40399#
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Old August 22nd, 2011, 03:07 PM   #12
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http://nowlebanon.com/Arabic/NewsArt...aspx?ID=302073
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Old August 22nd, 2011, 08:54 PM   #13
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Really nice..and i agree when the trees grow it will be really beautiful....needs shade
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Old August 23rd, 2011, 01:52 AM   #14
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Do we know if works on the other parks, part of the shoreline walk, started already?
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Do we know if works on the other parks, part of the shoreline walk, started already?
On Wikimapia it looks like some preliminary work has begun on Santiyeh Gardens but nothing too serious.
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A few pieces of Rachana at Zeitouneh Square

June 11, 2012 12:04 AM By Chirine Lahoud

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