New images of Herzog & de Meuron’s Beirut Terraces highlight the building’s geometric forms

Lebanese photographer Bahaa Ghoussainy has released new images of Herzog & de Meuron’s recently completed Beirut Terraces, which highlight the project’s large voids, geometric forms and contemporary spatial design.

Defined by staggered floor plates and large open terraces, Beirut Terraces is a 119m high-rise designed as part of a masterplan around the neighbouring area in hopes of rehabilitating it. The tower sits within the plan’s portion dedicated to office and residential high-rise buildings.

“The design of Beirut Terraces was quite literally influenced by the layers of the city’s rich and tumultuous history,” said the architects, who first revealed the plans for the project in 2010. “The history of Beirut could hardly be more diverse; remains of Phoenician, Roman, Mameluke, Ottoman and colonial rule have shaped the city and its buildings.”

Here, we share Ghoussainy’s images of the project. Click here for more information on the architecture and design of Beirut Terraces. 


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