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SARAH SAAD

URBAN DESIGN & ARCHITECTURE PORTFOLIO


EDUCATION 2010 - 2019

Masters in Urban Design Masters in Architecture BS in Architecture Academie Libanaise des Beaux Arts (ALBA) Sin El Fil, Lebanon

1995 - 2010

Lebanese Baccalaureate II, Economics and Sociology Saint Joseph School (Cornet Chehwan) Metn, Lebanon

wanted to pursue a career in a field that could allow me to use my social skills, social work experience paired with my love for university, ALBA- Academie Libanaise de Beaux Arts-

shape them and allow them to constantly develop and change. I have just finished working on my final year project that tackled the challenges of making the city we live in more livable by making the human scale and experience a priority. My knowledge of the

SARAH SAAD - 06.12.1992

saad.sera@gmail.com

activists, as well as residents. I have also been given the opportunity to work as an assistant professor for the urban morphology class at ALBA, where I led a team of 60 students through an intensive analysis of old neighborhoods in the city. I have also

In my work, I have tried to mix my academic knowledge with my social and environmental drive as well was my graphic and visual mapping talents.

00961 3 972 671 Samaha Bldg. B2309, Antelias, Lebanon

SKILLS AutoCad 2D - 3D

I hope you enjoy scanning through the following pages, as much as I have enjoyed working on them. Sarah Saad

PROFESSIONAL EXPERIENCE Feb 2018 - March 2018

Urban Design Intern

Jan 2017 - May 2017

Organizer at APERAU Event 2017 International Urbanism conference

Feb 2017 - July 2017

Assistant Professor - Urban Morphology (4th year Architecture Course) Academie Libanaise des Beaux Arts (ALBA) Sin El Fil, Lebanon

Aug 2016 - Oct 2016

(Bekaa Refugee School and Public Space Renovation and Placemaking Project)

Dec 2015 - Sep 2016

3ds Max Adobe Photoshop

Consultant Architect USAID & Caritas BALADI program (Building Alliance for Local Advancement, Development & Investment)

Sketchup Revit

Architect & Art Director MBC Channel & MBC “Al Amal” initiative

ACADEMIC ACHIEVEMENTS Participant in OMRAN’19 Exhibithion in Beit Beirut

Adobe Illustrator

APERAU CHALLENGE 2018 Winner in Constantine, Algeria

Adobe InDesign

Featured in "AMALGAM" Book of Experimental Architecture Directed by Samer Eid, Academie Libanaise des Beaux Arts

LANGUAGES

EXTRACURRICULAR EXPERIENCE 2000 - 2017

Member & Leader in the Girl Guides of Lebanon

Aug 2014

ENGLISH Fluent

Organizer and participant in "Lebanon Discover Your Potential" Project with WAGGGS in Pune, India Working with Muslim Girls Orphange on a Community Leadership Development Project to enhance the quality of life and education.

2014

FRENCH Fluent

Fieldwork with Dihzahyners Team of designers in pursuit of a more colorful Beirut

2013

Head of Public Relations Committee for iCare'13 project (summer camp for underpriviledged children)

ARABIC Native Language


CONTENT

URBAN PLANNING &DESIGN ACHRAFIEH A LIVABLE NEIGHBORHOOD

NAHR AL MOT RIVER & COAST R E G E N E RAT I O N

CO N STA N I N E ALGERIA CITY CENTER

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P. 1 1 / P. 1 2

P. 1 3

KARLSRUHE T RA N S N AT I O N A L URBANISM

KIT LEA

P. 1 4

ARCHITECTURE CULTURAL CENTER IN A TRADITIONAL LEBANESE HOUSE

DATA C E N T E R & TELECOM OFFICE

NURSING HOME IN THE M O U N TA I N S

P. 1 5 / P. 1 6

P. 1 7

P. 1 8 / P. 1 9


AC H RA F I E H , A L I VA B L E N E I G H B O R H O O D Achrafieh is one of the oldest districts in Beirut. Over the years this geographic landform, the hill, has developed in many directions becoming more congested and even more fragmented. Today, the traditional urban fabric has been cut through by large infrastructural projects (large scale roads). Consequently, the hill’s summit “Sassine Square” has become only a traffic through intersection for daily commuters, and auto-dominated transportation has allowed cars to take over the public right of way, leaving little to no space for people. As a result, the quality of life in the neighborhood has been largely compromised.

THE PEDESTRIAN ON THE HILL To better understand the human experience in Achrafieh, I decided to experiment with different walking scenarios. What’s particular about these experimental itineraries is that only local roads were used to go from one side of the hill to the other side, and large regional roads were only crossed. For the project, I have decided to work on one of the itineraries taken during my personal city walk (the reasons for this choice are explained in the following page). Below is a map of some of the walks taken followed by a map showing the chosen pathway.

The importance of this project is to show the value of the implementation of local solutions in the pursuit of the best version of our “City of the Future”. Solutions through urban design are flexible because they provide the opportunity to adapt ecological interventions at different scales. By retrofitting existing streetscapes, existing buildings, and existing open spaces, we can help equip cities to develop resilience against present and future challenges. Furthermore, community inclusion creates a better sense of belonging to the space they share, which helps us maintain attractive, adaptive, and sustainable cities. All in the purpose of providing the best living conditions for present and future residents of the city.

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WHY THIS PATH?

AN ABUNDANCE OF DORMANT OPPORTUNITIES

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OPEN SPACE PERCEPTION & INTERACTION

Biophilia - the relationships between nature, human biology and the design of the built In order to analyze the sensorial relationship between the human body and nature/open space, the maps drafted show different layers and perceptions of these spaces observed by an individual who takes the pathway. The map portrays visible, filtered view, and non-visible open space - as well as the physical barriers that exist between the individual and nature (ex. Fence, Overflowing trees, Wall, etc.)

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STRATEGIC MASTERPLAN Main Green Objectives: 1. Preserve the remaining green areas in the belt especially areas with heritage. 2. Create dynamic green corridors to connect the belt to existing public gardens (Green Network + Public space network). 3. Generate activity in the public space, including eco-activities. 4. Accessibility to as many possible open green spaces for the community. 5. Provide more space for parklets in the existing streetscape.

Main Roads

Requalification

Access Points

Boulevards

Pathway

Soft Mobility

Transversal Connections

Pathway/Bike Network

Stations & Public Facilities

300 meter Grid

Mobility Since the city of Beirut has become more dependent on individual car mobility, the project proposes: 1. Connections from the projected pathway to the Soft Mobility plan proposed by “Le Plan vert et Paysager de la ville de Beyrouth”. 2. Pedestrian Friendly streets with bike lanes and traffic calming measures. 3. Designated park and ride facilities to liberate streets from unauthorized parking. Placemaking as a tool to regenerate lost spaces and stimulate local economy

Pathway

Park & Ride

Temporary Public Space

Critical Pedestrian Crossings

Weekend Focal Point

Encouraging the integration of public spaces as the core of community life is a crucial tool in urban renewal. As a second step, a zoomed in analysis tackles sub-neighborhoods in the belt, called “sequences”, looking for the specificities of each sequence and studying social and economic patterns in relation to public space users and usages. The project values community participation in the planning as well as the design process by utilizing assets and dormant opportunities specific to every sub- neighborhood found on the belt to suggest specific solutions for every case.

Green Corridors Green hill Connectors

Cemeteries

Public Gardens

Dynamic Activity Space

Stairs

Abandoned Train Station

Military

Pathway

Static Activity Space

Green space

Old Railway Park

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STRATEGIC MASTERPLAN

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STUDENT HOUSING

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PLOTS OWNED BY THE MUNICIPALITY

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PRIVATELY OWNED PLOTS

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SMALL EMPTY PARCELS

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PUBLIC RIGHT OF WAY

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STREET LEVEL Abandoned and residual spaces Potential for extension of public space

Opportunity for small local economy shops

Patches of Green spaces, however small, can make a difference

Parked cars fill the majority of the public right of way width

Stairs as potential extension of the public space

Giving more importance to local streets will encourage local economy

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CASE A : THE GARDEN

[ EXPROPRIATED LAND] - COMMUNITY GARDEN + URBAN FRUIT ORCHARD Citrus Sinesis “Orange”

Musa Sp. “Banana”

Eriobotrya Japonica “Louquat”

RESI D AIRB ENTIAL/ NB RESI D AIRB ENTIAL/ NB

5 COMM UN GARD ITY EN

COW SPA ORKING CE

KINDERGARTEN

COMMUNAL KITCHEN VISI T GAR ORS CE DEN N MAN TER AGE MEN

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Pedestrian Links

Stepping Stones

Area of Intervention Limit

Existing structures to be reused

Children Play Area

Communal Kitchen Outdoor Area

Gardenning Space

Garden Entry Plaza

Existing structures STUDENT HOUSING

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CASE B : THE PLAZA [ MUNICIPALITY OWNED PLOTS] - PUBLIC SPACE/CULTURAL CENTER

Shared Street - Lack of curbs - Right of way pedestrian during events Decorative paving to define space (Avoiding zone barriers and feelings of restricted access) Raised Intersection to protect pedestrians and slow down cars Warning strip marks threshhold where pedestrian and vehicule conflicts might occur Paving patterns blend into adjacent public spaces extending the public domain to activity spaces

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STRATEGIC MASTERPLAN

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STRATEGIC MASTERPLAN 7 KM À ACHRAFIEH

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Achrafieh is one of the oldest districts in Beirut. Over the years this geographic landform, the hill, has developed in many directions becoming more congested and even more fragmented. Today, the traditional urban fabric has been cut through by large infrastructural roads. The initiative aims to allow people to rediscover the neighborhood through its old street network, by highlighting a walkthrough and creating a public space and activity space network.

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Climb up the stairs to discover the Tobaji Garden

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Sacre Coeur School

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Fouad Botrous Linear Park starts here! CHA RLES MA

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Spinney’s

L E K A V E NU E

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Stop by for ice cream from “Hanna Mitri”

Mar Mitr Cemetery R R OA D

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The white pavilion project constructed for refugees during the french mandate

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M A R MI T

Trail/Loop- Shared Street Cut the loop to discover other neighborhood gems!

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AVENUE

T H O S PI TAL STREE

To Bo urj Ham 7 mo

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CHARLES MALEK AVENUE

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Karm el Zeitoun Neighborhood

Lazarus School

ABC Mall

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SASSINE SQUARE

I ND E P E N D E N C E R OA D

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Access the Lebanese University sports courts on the stair landings

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Culture & Architecture Route 1. Sursock Museum 7. Military Barracks 2. Villa Audi/ Sofil 8. Grand Lycee School 3. Orthodox Hospital 9. Nazareth School 4. Lazarus School 10. Beit Beirut Museum 5. Mar Mitr Cemetery 11. USJ Huvelin 6. EDL 12. USJ

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Climb up the stairs for a view of all the greenery leading to Horsh Beirut

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USJ Grand Lycee Franco-Libanais AL

Urban Stories & Discoveries Route 5. Old Train Station 1. Monot Street 2. Fouad Botrous Project 6. Abandoned Railway 3. School Courtyard 7. White Pavilion Project 4. Old Laziza Site 8. Karm el Zeitoun Keep an eye/ear out for

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ORTHODOX

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Go around the block to discover Monot street

Green Spaces & Biodiversity Route 1. Sursock Garden 8. Railway Park 2. St. Nicolas Garden 9. Lu sports courts 3. Fouad Botrous Park 10. Sioufi Garden 4. Tobaji Orchard 11. Maronite Cemetery 5. Jesuit Garden 12. Cemeteries 6. William Hawi Garden 13. Church Garden 7. Military Garden 14. Gebran Tueni Plaza

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Join neighborhood kids for a soccer match

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Stairs

Soft Mobilty Path

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N A H R A L M OT R I V E R & COA ST R E G E N E RAT I O N Between a congested knot, consequence of partially thought-out infrastructure, a waterfront separated and inaccessible to the public, a discontinuous and fragmented urban and natural landscape, and a district of wastelands in mutation, suffering from an existential crisis, the problem of the Nahr el mot coast spreads out on 4 different scales.

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The National Scale

THE SEA

The Greated Beirut Scale

THE TRANSPORT NODE

The Urban Landscape Scale

THE TRANSVERSAL CONNECTIONS BETWEEN THE CITY & THE SEA

The Block Scale

THE NEIGHBORHOOD

JAL AL DIB BSALIM

BEIRUT

BOURJ HAMMOUD

SIN EL FIL

JDAIDE

MULTIMODAL PLATFORM

RIVER REHABILITATION

SAD EL BAOUCHRIYE BEIT MERI

Tracing of the privatized coastal embankments on the Greater Beirut waterfront

The project proposes a transfer of density from the remaining empty plots on to the existing large scale mall structure to create a multimodal platform that can serve the entrance of the city as well as liberate the waterfront and make it 100% public.

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STRATEGIC MASTERPLAN By deconstructing the existing mall structure, a rehabilitation of the old valley leading to the old house today surrounded by the mall becomes possible. Dynamic corridors (Green, Commercial, Sports) connect the city with the newly liberated coast.

Liberated Waterfront Green Space Open Space Mineral Space Built - Newly Added NAHR AL MOT 1965

Built - Existing Built - Converted Regional Train Bridge Interchange BRT / Elevated Metro

MODEL OF EXISTING CONDITION N A H R

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M O T , R I V E R

& C O A S T

R E G E N E R A T I O N

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C I TY C E N T E R R E G E N E RAT I O N ST U DY CO N STA N T I N E , A LG E R I A

PROTECTION AGAINST TRAFFIC AND ACCIDENTS

PROTECTION

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ESPLANADE DE LA REVOLUTION

PROTECTION AGAINST CRIME AND VIOLENCE

-FEELING SAFE-

DELIGHT

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RE MB VE NO

-Eliminating fear of tra ic -Protection for pedestrians

-Lively public realm -Overlapping functions -Good lighting

HUMAN SCALE

OPPORTUNITIES TO ENJOY THE POSITIVE ASPECT OF CLIMATE

-Buildings and spaces designed to human scale

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RE UA SQ IR CH BA ER AC NN BE

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SUSTAINABILITY

-FEELING SECURE-

-Sun/Shade -Heat/Coolness -Breeze

PROTECTION AGAINST UNPLEASANT SENSORY EXPERIENCES -Wind -Rain/Snow -Cold/Heat -Noise/Dust

POSITIVE SENSORY EXPERIENCES -Good design -Good materials -Nice view -Plants/trees/water

OPPORTUNITIES TO WALK

OPPORTUNITIES TO STAND/STAY

OPPORTUNITIES TO SIT

-Room for walking -No obstacles -Good surfaces -Accessibility for everyone

-Edge e ect -Supports for standing -Shade

-Urban furniture -View -Shade

OPPORTUNITIES TO SEE

OPPORTUNITIES TO TALK/LISTEN

OPPORTUNITIES TO PLAY EXERCISE

-Reasonnable viewing distances -Unhindered sightlines -Interesting views -Lighting

-Low noise level -Urban furniture that allows interaction

-Invitation for creativity, physical activity, and play - Day/Night -Summer/Winter

WATER SENSITIVE URBAN DESIGN

URBAN BIODIVERSITY

ECOSYSTEM SERVICES

-Intergrated Storm Water Management

-Biodiversity sensitive urban design - Native Ecosystem

- Resiliency - Urban Heat Island - Air and water quality

ET MO DE L 3D ETAT DE S LIE UX CO UP ES

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SP EC IAL

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& ACCESSIBLE

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INTERSECTION

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CIRCULATION & INTERSECTIONS

INTE RACT IF

[selon PPS]

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AMUSANT

LA CHARTE DES ESPACES PUBLICS

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ESPACES PUBLICS

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In order to promote walkability, traffic-calming interventions are used to prioritize pedestrians over cars. Accordingly, the project places the human experience in the public space at the crux of our proposal, thus integrating locals’ cultural, social, functional needs and well-being. This was possible by reflecting and trying to integrate the key principles of placemaking as put forth by Project for Public Spaces (PPS). As such sociability, diversity, accessibility and image where the design driving forces to draw attractive and safe spaces that could bring the community together, complement the existing functions, connect the city center to its dual urban cores, and stimulate socio-economic activity.

N RE TIO U U L LT VO CU E A R L LA DE E S D I LA DE A PA AN PL S E

AD HM EA AC PL

Our urban design proposal focuses on the consolidation and requalification of these fragmented public spaces. It develops physical connections between the different voids and envisages them as shared landscapes where the human scale and right to inclusive and sustainable spaces draws the character and the image of the city.

RECOMMENDATIONS POUR UN ESPACE INCLUSIVE

E E BR TIC M S E U OV EJ N D R IS 1E LA U A P ED AC L P

M OU SS GE RE UA SQ

Evolving from an ancient core “the Medina”, the old city of Constantine have known many historical and spatial mutation resulting in a network of fragmented open spaces, the case of the city center. Today, the city center emerges as an administrative hub attracting a huge traffic favoring cars over pedestrians and public transport. However, with a footprint ratio of 70% vacant/constructed, the center’s symbolic significance is compromised by its inability to provide an inclusive, attractive, ecological and well-equipped public space that reflects the image of its community and its city.

ESPACES PUBLICS

D OU HM EL MA OT OU OV EZ LN UM TE BO HO HE RC MA

Constantine, a city erected on a rock overlooking a series of striking picturesque landscapes, and linked to the rest of its territory with a number of modern and historical bridges, has more to offer than meets the eye. Its peculiar landform marked by steep slopes has significantly influenced the form and character of its urban fabric.

COMFORT

A P E RAU 2 0 1 8 C o m p et i t i o n W i n n i n g E n t r y

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SOCIABILITE

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USAGES & ACTIVITES

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ACCES & LIENS

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IMAGE & CONFORT QUALITEE PRESENTE

C O N S T A N T I N E , A L G E R I A

C I T Y

C E N T E R

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[...] transnational places can be created in cities where people can feel at home no matter where they come from [...]

In the midst of the debate over the fate of the refugees from the Middle East, the workshop adopts the hypothesis [the subject being highly controversial in Germany at the moment] of the decision taken by the State of Baden Württemberg – of which Karlsruhe is the second major city – to host and keep its “share of refugees who chose Germany as their final destination. [...] With all the Anti-immigrant protests in Germany growing larger every day, the Strategic Plan has to Tranquilize the immigration

KARLSRUHE

KIT STUDENT ACCOMODATION

COMMERCIAL AREA METRO SUPERMARKET

KIT CAMPUS

EUROPABAD

SPORT FACILITIES

MAIN RAILWAY STATION

COMMON GARDENS

LEA

RESIDENTIAL

plans - of a harmonious developement plan for the entire city.

COMMERCIAL AREA

ZKM

CONCERT VENUE

TECHNICAL SCHOOL

on multiple fields of activities such as social, cultural, religious, educational, recreational, and economic. The top emergency remains SHELTER.

PARK

MILITARY BASE

On the macro scale, the project proposes a play on the board game monopoly to introduce KARLSRUHE ”MULTIPOLY”, as our study and visit to Karlsruhe showed a monopole in the city - the

PARK

SLAUGHTER HOUSE

KA R LS R U H E T RA N S N AT I O N A L U R B A N I S M

JOB CENTER

DURLACH TOWER

HEALTH CLINICS

HARBOR

On the micro scale, the project uses the new municipal project of constructing an underground metro instead of the existing tramway rails to create links between the northern and the southern part of the city (previously disconnected because of the rails) through a “Transnational Dynamic Belt” that will include a mixed-use neighborhood that will accomodate locals as well as refugees.

RESIDENTIAL AREA [BUILDING MAJORITY] EDUCATIONAL FACILITY

HOTELS

WELCOME CENTER

TRAIN STATION

RESIDENTIAL AREA [HOME MAJORITY]

FOREST

ST. VINCENTUS HOSPITAL

INTEGRATION FACILITIES

COMMERCIAL AREA

INDUSTRIES

ALB RIVER & PARK

GREEN SPACES

KELINGARTEN

SVK SPORTS FACILITIES

ZKM

RESIDENTIAL

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INHABITANT “A” - CENTER : MAIN RAILWAY STATION - STARTING POINT: HOME ALB RIVER PARK

WELCOME CENTER

Consultation

Lunch

Take the

Take the

Time:

Time:

Look for a job

Take the

Time:

1 hr Lunch

2 hrs

JOB CENTER

2 hrs

Take a workshop

Take the

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INHABITANT “B” - CENTER : HARBOR - STARTING POINT: HOME EUROPABAD

METRO MARKET

Take the

MILITARY BASE

Go back home

Take the

Time:

1 hr

INHABITANT “D” - CENTER : SLAUGHTERHOUSE- STARTING POINT: HOME

KINDERGARTEN

TECHNICAL SCHOOL

Go to work Time:

Time: 3 hrs

4

SUPERMARKET

TECHNICAL SCHOOL

HARBOR

ZKM

RESTO - MAIN STATION

KIT CAMPUS

WELCOME CENTER

COMMON GARDENS

SPORTS COURTS

SLAUGHTERHOUSE

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Go for a swim

Take the

Time:

Go to work

Take the

Time:

2 hrs

1 hr

Take a workshop

Take the

Time: 3 hrs

Pick up child

Take the

Time:

Go to work Time:

20 mins

8 hrs Incl. 1 hr Lunch

Take the

Go back home

Take the

Time:

Go to work Time: 5 hrs

Lunch

Take the 10 mins 7 mins 25 mins 15 mins

Take the

Time:

1 hr 30 mins

Give workshop Time: 2 hrs I

Take the

Water the plants Time:

2 hrs

Take the

Go exercise Time: 2 hrs

Take the

Go back home

Take the

Time:

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CENTER OF DEVELOPMENT

COMMERCE

EDUCATIONAL FACILITY

GREEN SPACE

RESIDENCE

LESIRUE

CULTURAL OPPORTUNITY

HEALTH / SOCIAL

K A R L S R U H E

T R A N S N A T I O N A L

CHIRINE KAI LAURENT SCHILS SERA SAAD

U R B A N I S M

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CU LT U RA L C E N T E R I N A T RA D I T I O N A L L E B A N E S E H O M E TOTAL AREA

3800 m2

CONCEPT

MAIN PROGRAM

Cultural Center Public Library Exhibition Space Boutique Hotel

Located in one of Beirut’s historical districts, the project is an extension of an existing typical Lebanese house. The project recreates the “Central hall” from typical Lebanese architecture in a void that extends the exhibition space in the old house. The public library serves as a signal and has its own private entrance. All functions in the extension building are oriented towards the existing house and the central void.

C U L T U R A L

C E N T E R

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GF PLAN

GF + 1 PLAN

GF + 2 PLAN C U L T U R A L

C E N T E R

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DATA C E N T E R & T E L E CO M O F F I C E B U I L D I N G TOTAL AREA

11500 m2

MAIN PROGRAM

Data Center Private offices Meeting Rooms Coworking space

TYPICAL OFFICE FLOOR PLAN

ROOFTOP DIRECTOR’S TEAM OFFICE

D A T A

C E N T E R

A N D

T E L E C O M

O F F I C E

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N U RS I N G H O M E I N T H E M O U N TA I N S TOTAL AREA

11400 m2

CONCEPT

MAIN PROGRAM

Private Rooms Suites Common Areas Cafeteria + Extension

As people in nursing homes spend most of their time in their personal rooms, the main objective of this project was to focus on the most appropriate and healthy orientation for the bedrooms, in order for them to enjoy natural light as long as possible. All other common areas are placed underground in the natural slope of the site and lit through a series of open air courtyards.

N U R S I N G

H O M E

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T H E

M O U N T A I N S

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PROJECT REVISITED

DETAILS

N U R S I N G

H O M E

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M O U N T A I N S

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