The Firm
Urban Design
Marfa 1459
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6,280 m2

A program of retail shops and offices was set for this narrow lot facing the new souks of Beirut. The proposal adopts a framing concrete structure opened to the north to maximize the relation with this prime location of downtown Beirut. While the ground level is totally transparent, the office floors are treated with translucent marble and glass composite panels to filtrate light and provide controlled views.

Program: Retail and Offices
Retail and offices: 6,280 m2
Design: December 2000
Completion: June 2007