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Restitching Woluwe Valley

Creating dense neighbourhood with better connectivity and communal spaces

Restitching Woluwe Valley Mobility analysis

Homero Mayorga, Dipika Pradhan, Youssef Beydoun

The main strength of the site is identified as the woluwe valley and hence we aim at recovering the ecology of the valley and connecting the neighbourhood through mobility and creating communal spaces at nodal locations overlooking the Woluwe Valley which would thereby make the neighbourhood take advantage of the landscape figure and densification will be implemented. Currently the woluwe river is either fragmented by infrastructures, hidden by privately owned buildings and houses or looked away by its surrounding. We aim to change this scenario by strengthening the existing landscape feature with the continuation of different types of open spaces in the form of parks, ecologically reserved areas, play grounds, recreational area and transferring the private ownership of woluwe and the surrounding public and making it part of the urban system.

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The valley and its ecology is hugely disturbed by the heavy vehicular flow through the regional road R22 that bisects the valley in our stretch. Hence we propose to divert the vehicular flow to the E40 highway using the existing local infrastructures. The existing heavy traffic is also assumed to be reduced after the implementation of our traffic reduction strategies that promotes mass public transportation (new bus and tram line propositions) and carpooling, bike renting instead of solo driven cars.

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We identified two main anchor points of the site where we tend to densify complementing to the idea to taking advantage of the woluwe. The first one is the highly commercial area of Lozemberg which exercises its territory between the green Woluwe valley in the northwest the urban road Leuvensesteenweg which is also a destination in itself.

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The second chosen area is the old industrial area of Zavantem where woluwee is totally hidden underneath the buildings and unused green spaces that only acts as a back yard of unused abandoned houses. The area is not sufficiently dense as the existing new warehouses drills huge footprints and limits its built spaces only to 2 or 3 stories. This site completely lacks functional mix and hence acts as an introverted urban tissue that deficiencies dialogue with the neighbouring residential tissue where some level of functional diversity already persists. Similarly a lot of spaces is now being used as parking areas and the streets are acting only as a collector for reaching destination.

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Restitching Woluwe Valley Lozenberg anaLysis

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Eixo De Indepedencia Location: Sao Paulo / Brazil Urban Design


The Walk

Location: Beirut / Lebanon Urban Design

Zaytouna Bay

Light house

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Public Corniche

Uncle Deek AUB

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Beirut Terraces

Holiday Inn

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Starco

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Infrastructre No View of Sea View of Sea Potential Destinations Primary Nodes

Secondary Nodes Open Spaces Closed Open Spaces Landmarks

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Light-house pier

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Alleyway Gar

Education

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Riyadi club

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Al- Madina Sq

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Hospitals

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Dalieh sidewalk

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Horizontal Connection Bus Stop

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TRAIN STATION

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ELECTRICITE DU LIBAN

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Burj el Murr Garden

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Synagogue Square

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Bashoura Square

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Designers Market

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Patriarchate Cultural Hub

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Zaytouna Bay

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Museum Square

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Hub

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The Corniche

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Youth Garden

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Place de l’etoile

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Beirut By Bike

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Sagesse Garden

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Robert Mouawad Garden

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Martyrs’ Square

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Evangelical Church

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Gibran Khalil Gibran Garden

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DownTown UnderPass

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Roman Baths

Charles Malek

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ABC Ashrafieh

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Bus Station

Old Square

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Sassine Square

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Yerevan highway

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St. Nicholas Square

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The House Library

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Charles Helou Square

Archeological Site

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St. Nicholas Garden

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Mar Mikhael Gate

Rue Gouraud Entrance

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Future Garden

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Park Gate


Empowering Memory Location: Beirut / Lebanon Museum Design

Mapping ofMuseum & Memorials

YOUSSEF BEYDOUN • DESIGN X Lebanon has gone through many wars, the participants and victims continue to remember the violence with hurt and anger directed at other Lebanese; not withstand ing those real emotions that create and support divisions in Lebanese society.

1 Jamal Abdul Naser Problem: Many argue that Lebanon most

a Post Hall A.U.B.

b Beirut Exhibition Center

pronounced characteristic is its sectarianism. Lebanon has gone through many wars, and some participants and victims continue to remember the violence with hurt and anger directed at other Lebanese; not withstanding those real emotions that create and support divisions in Lebanese society. Public memory in Lebanon exists to promote “values” rather than “facts”. A memorial refers to an event in history not detached, analytical, backward looking way but in a vested and forward looking manner. Memorials result from discussions that include the question “what do we want to teach our children?” And that is a very important question to ask,

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Archaeological Traces

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it will exhibits the historical social tragic events of Lebanon’s modern history and honoring

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Because they are characterized by their stability, memorials are crucial in the cultural reconstruction of societies that have undergone profound transformation. Public memorials “are meant to last unchanged, forever. While other things come and go, are lost and forgotten, the monument is

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Terrorists Attacks

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Lebanese Civil wars, Lebanon-Israel wars, Assassinations, and Terrorist attacks.

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Jewish Museum/Daniel Libeskind/Berlin

9/11 Museum/Memorial/Steven Davis/New York

Conceptually, Libeskind wanted to express feelings of absence, emptiness, and disappearance of the Jewish Culture. It was the act of using architecture as a means of narrative and emotion providing visitors with an experience

Museum has transformed a fixed set of geometric constraints into an emotional journey that gently descends visitors 70 feet below the ground level to the original foundations of the World Trade Center towers Gibran Toueni

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take its form from an abstracted Jewish Star of David that is stretched

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Crusaders 10 Arabs Hope Of Ottomans Peace French Independence

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waterfalls cascading into the center, where the depth is unclear. Victims’ names from the 2001 and 1993 attacks are cut into bronze panels along the two pools. Victims’ names from the 2001 and 1993 attacks are cut into bronze panels along the two pools. A grove of trees will continue to be planted and grow to

concrete walls add a cold, overwhelming atmosphere to the space where

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Memorial

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leading visitors through a contemplative experience that reveals the story of 9/11 before ultimately culminating at the bedrock level where the sheared base columns of the World Trade Center towers remain.

of connecting lines between locations of historical events that provide structure for the building resulting in a literal extrusion of those lines into a “zig-zag” building form. One of the most emotional and powerful spaces

is covered in 10,000 coarse iron faces. A symbol of those lost during the Holocaust; the building is less of a museum but an experience depicting what most cannot understand.

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1984 Green Line Roman Period

1994 Reconstruction

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1940 End of French Mandate

1960 Beirut Independence era

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2016 Introduction of High Rise Buildings In the Central 1930 Cannon Square 1970 District Martyrs Square

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Lebanese people expressed their opinion throught the years at martyrs square

Northern Highway towards Mount Lebanon and Tripoli

2016 Protests

Beirut-Damascus Expressway towards the Bekaa Valley & Syria

Southern Highway towards Airport, Sidon, Tyre

2008 Protest 2005 Protest

Towards Southern suburbs and south Lebanon

Site Complexity Archaeological Traces Mountaha Saghieh’s Archaeological Findings Archaeological Remains Bronze Age to Iron Age Coastline

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Muntaha Sagiehs Archeological study

These chronostratigraphic data are subsequently used to (1) precisely locate the main anchorage haven during antiquity; and (2) propose a chronology for its evolution. A total of 20 cores was drilled at sites around Beirut’s ancient tell. We refer the reader to earlier papers on Sidon and Tyre for a detailed review of the equipment and methods used These include numerous sedimentological, biostrati-graphical and chronostratigraphical proxies. Old city 1991 maps and engravings of Beirut have1975 been studied to precisely reconstruct changes1943 in the port coastline since 19th century. All maps were 635 110the1291 1516 1920 georeferenced before being superimposed to form Arabs a single chart. This composite map was Crusaders Arabs Ottomans French subsequently married with the archaeo-logical Independence and stratigraphic data to yield insights into Civil War coastal during the ancient and historic periods .

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Bronze Age wadi anchorage

La Citadelle

Garden of Forgiveness

Pedestrian Paths in Urban Context

Beirut Gardens

Martyr’s Square

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Muntaha Saghieh work:Geoarchaeology of Beirut’s ancient harbor


Lebanon/Israel Invasion Assasinations Terrorist Attack Civil War Pre-war Beirut

Beirut timeline Multipurpose Hall Showrooms Art Exhibition

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Tension built-up phase (indirect reasons) Turning Point (Direct reason) Greenline War Period

Burj Mur Safehouse

Lobby Conference Hall

Post-war

Workroom (Groups)

Library

Open-Air

Exhibition

Permanent Museum

Crisis Consequences

Work and reading spaces (individual) Story Room/ Children’s Hall Studios/ Adults’ Hall Auditorium Music Room

Adaptation

Real Life experience

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Martyr Square Statue

Library

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Public Landscape

Library 13%

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Event Hall 1 Workshop/ Studios People Experience Hall Shop Entrance Lobby Storage WC Common Space Exhibition 3

Enxtention

Exhibition 2 Exhibition 1

Lobby 10% Open Air Exhibition 5%

Temporary Exhibition 15%

Exhibition

Parking

Restaurant 10%

Lobby WC Storage Music Room Auditorium Studios/ Audults’ Hall Storyroom/ Children’s Hall Work & Reading Spaces Work Room (Groups) Conference Room Circulation Desk Entrance Lobby

Facade Strategy

Event Hall 2

Cafe/ Restaurant Open air Exhibition Terraces

Permanent Museum

Public Landscape

Parking Cafe Exterior Exhibition Space Facilities WC

Ticketing Entrance Lobby Storage WC Present Adaptation Post-war War Period Turning Point (Direct reason) Tension built-up phase (indirect reasons) Pre-war Beirut

Permanent Museum 45%

WC Conference Room Shop Ticketing Lobby

Design Strategy Chronological Order

Design proposed order

Early 20th Centuy Voids

Mid 20th Century Voids Present

Late 20th Century Voids

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Mid 20th Century

Early 20th Century Mass Void Archaeology

Continuous Stips


Visitors Circulation

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Windows Stips Substratction Openings related to the program

Massive Wall

The windows Stips are narow and distributed on all the facades and the roof Provide the whole building with natural light and block the direct sun rays

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Restaurant

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PLANS Scale 1/200

Lobby

Parking -70 parking Spots

Typical Basement B2-B3-B4

Mass Plan

Lobby

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Souviner Shop

Library

Cafe

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Temporary Exhibition

Temporary Exhibition Parking 16 Parking Spots

Lobby

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First Basement

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Retaurant

Kitchen

Permenant Exhibition

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Detail Drawings

Third Floor

Temporary Exhibition Staff

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Temporary Exhibition

Ticketing Post War Temporary Exhibition

Consoliation

Temporary Exhibition Buffer Zone

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Zuhair Building

Location: Beirut / Lebanon Residential Building Deisgnn

The conception of an apartment building in Beirut Central District induces a reflection of the facades in a way that responds to the necessities of the 21st century while mainting a dailogue and respect for the years of history. The building program is made up of 5 aprtments and one penthouse three floors underground that provides garage space for twelve cars. The street facade is composed as a dialogue between fixed panels formed by steel framed vertical ceramic planks and sliding aluminum blinds provideing the necessary privacy and lighting control. Folding aluminum blinds that serve to create a dynamic changing facade.


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