The Firm
Urban Design
The House of Art & Culture_The Lebanese Omani Center
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17,000 m2

A concrete monolith oriented north-south comprises all operational activities of the HOUSE (exhibition, documentation center, cinémathèque, administration, workshops and studios, etc.). It is the founding element of the project in which artists and visitors meet and interact. The internal life of all these spaces always reconnects to the public plaza through voids, framed openings, cantilevered spaces and terraces. The proximity of the various activities encourages the dialogue between disciplines; it is this positive congestion that liberates the public space at city level and generates the maximum openness for the suspended performance spaces.