Architecture titan Foster + Partners has announced the start of construction on 3Beirut – the firm’s first project to break ground in Lebanon.
The mixed use scheme will contain residential and retail elements while providing new green spaces at ground level.
Located in the Beirut Central District, the scheme forms a part of Sector B of the Solidere masterplan and is designed to enhance this area as a thriving and celebrated part of the city.
Established around direct pedestrian routes across the site, its design will connect the historic city centre to the harbour at the Mediterranean. The podium level and surrounding external spaces will provide a cluster of shops, cafes, restaurants, a gymnasium, an art gallery and public gardens.
The glazed north side of the towers will provide spectacular views of the harbour, while the south facing side steps down in height, integrating the towers into the urban grain. 3Beirut will be the first towers in the city to have green roofs.
Luke Fox, a senior partner and design director at Foster + Partners, remarked: “I am delighted that our first project in Lebanon is under construction. 3Beirut will be a significant addition to the city and I look forward to it contributing to the emerging success of Beirut as an international destination.”