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Old October 25th, 2007, 10:15 AM   #1
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#UNDER C-Beirut: "Gemmayze Village" | Res - 100m + 100m

Gemmayzeh Village

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Gemmayzeh is one of the most representative neighborhoods of the late 20th century Beirut. The project is designed on one of the last few plots authorizing a large scale intervention in the region. Two scales of urban interventions were adopted: the towers as a landmark at the scale of the city, and the low-rise buildings integrated to the scale of the street.

The two towers, more than 100m tall, incorporate most of the project's surfaces and are set off Gouraud Street. Their impact is masked at street level by surrounding them with a cluster of low rise buildings, no higher than their environment, integrating the complex into the neighborhood. The two towers were envisaged as being wrapped in mousharabiyeh style perforated metal screens. The perforation expands along the high-rise elevation to disappear progressively into the sky, thus enhancing its monolith appearance. The low rise elevations are a contemporary interpretation of the neighboring contextual architectural features.

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Old October 25th, 2007, 11:47 AM   #2
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Don't like it. I hate these freestyle designs. What's good is all the trees, a lot of projects are being designed with trees.
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Old October 25th, 2007, 01:55 PM   #3
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I thought high-rise cant be built in that area, it looks allright
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Old October 25th, 2007, 05:17 PM   #4
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looks nice, but i'm against building highrises in Jemmeyzé...does anyone else think that the port entrance area (1st pic) leading downtown, needs a major facelift??
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Old October 25th, 2007, 07:10 PM   #5
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^ i was thinking just that, not only a facelift but some proper zoning.

rue gourad leading to downtown needs that aswell.
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Old October 25th, 2007, 11:15 PM   #6
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Quick fix...Plant the center of the road and some small trres in the sidewalks ..further paint the sidewalks..would look nice
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Old October 26th, 2007, 01:52 AM   #7
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I thought high-rise cant be built in that area, it looks allright
I was thinking the same thing!

I dont think this will get approved.
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Old October 26th, 2007, 04:25 AM   #8
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I remember last year I posted an artcle, about High Rise has been banned in that area
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Old October 19th, 2008, 07:43 AM   #9
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Who is the architect and what is the status of this proposal?
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Old October 21st, 2008, 04:41 AM   #10
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109architectes

http://109architectes.com/track.aspx

It looks like there is no update since 2006 concerning its status
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Old October 21st, 2008, 10:33 PM   #11
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can someone show us where it is on wikimapia pls
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Old September 14th, 2009, 03:36 AM   #12
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any news about this project?
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Old September 14th, 2009, 01:17 PM   #13
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It's ugly! They are destroying old houses in Gemmayzeh to build that kind of things..!
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Old September 14th, 2009, 04:12 PM   #14
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thats why they banned high rise in that area... how the hell did that get approved !
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Old September 14th, 2009, 10:25 PM   #15
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someone got bribed probably
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Old September 14th, 2009, 10:31 PM   #16
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can someone show us where it is on wikimapia pls
http://wikimapia.org/#lat=33.8956664...18&l=0&m=b&v=1
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Old October 3rd, 2009, 01:35 AM   #17
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Any infos about the project, owner? Design? Architect? Contractor?
And works had started or not?
thank you!
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Old July 16th, 2010, 06:26 PM   #18
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Saw it, there's a render on the wall arround the plot. It has nothing to do with the render in the first post, it's just a regular single tower. Will post the pic soon.
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Old July 16th, 2010, 09:36 PM   #19
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..shame, the first render is nice... the street level facade that is..

the high rise is messy, ugly and wont fit in with the rest of the area.
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Old July 17th, 2010, 01:03 AM   #20
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The landscape of our country is getting day by day more worse. I hope that in a few years Beirut has still it old charm. Personally I am not happy with the development. The Beirut marina in the BCD is looking horrible. The PT really does not fit in this area.

It is the same with the "Gemmayze- Village" . Like John said; it will not fit in this area. I hope that the final rendering will look match better.
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