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Plot # 1072

Beirut, Lebanon
Built 2014

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Plot # 1072 is situated in the North Eastern zone of Beirut-Medawar, a geographically strategic location that benefits from the present north eastern development of the city.The site is valued by being within the expansion of the Gemmayze and Mar Mikhael quarters; known for their residences of historical character. The neighborhood is also served by the Charles Helou Avenue linking Beirut to the north coastal highway.        

In an audacious attempt of merging five large plots (1072, 1073, 1074, 1075, and 1076), a high rise structure can stand with total built-up area of over 13,000 square meters. The site is located at the intersection of three roads. The respective setbacks and proposed profile enhance the project’s sensitivity to its surrounding despite its 90m vertical height. The slim rectangular configuration of the plan (39 meters long by 14 meters wide) allows for terrace apartments of longitudinal slabs with full exposures on all orientations.    

Irregular belts of suspended elements with interchanging functions outline the edifice periphery and create a flexible zone for extension or retraction of internal spaces at the edges of all slabs. Upon request these optional items can hold elements such as planters, swimming pools and jacuzzis.  

A covered car arrival, along the glazed entrance to the building, opens to a wide garden before reaching the underground parking of three levels. The residents benefit as well at the ground floor from a common leisure zone (a lap pool and a gym) surrounded with greenery.  

The 90-meter-high edifice of over 13000 square meters of total residential area and additional 400 square meters of terraces are distributed respectively on 24 floors. The apartments areas vary in a range of 230 square meters to 510 square meters rendered as follows:  

From floor 1 to 17 the platform is divided in two: North and South apartments. The South apartments are equal in surfaces from floor 1 up till the 17th. The North apartments are equal in surfaces from floor 1 till the 9th and starts reducing gradually with the elevation line up to the 15th floor.

In floor 16 and 17 the North apartments are joined by an internal stair to become one duplex residence. Reaching the 18th floor, the apartments merge to allow for large Simplexes up till the 22nd floor by still respecting the elevation profile.  

On the 23rd and 24th  floor the 580-square-meter Penthouse with its 160-square-meter terrace and exposed swimming pool, benefit from 360° views through the coastline, the port, its neighboring quarters, and Mount Lebanon in its Northern background.