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Beirut finally sees itself in the mirror...

Within its objective to turn the Waterfront District into a major destination, the Beirut Exhibition Center (formally the Exhibition Hall at the Planet Discovery building on Omar Al Daouk Street) inaugurated its new 1,200 sq m exhibition space. The relocation of the Beirut Exhibition Center prompted architects Makram El-Kadi and Ziad Jamaleddine from L.E.FT - an architectural firm based in New York - to adapt the building for contemporary exhibitions. The prefabricated structure was reconfigured on the interior, and given a contemporary customized skin of corrugated anodized mirror aluminum. The resulting building is simultaneously

evocative of the infrastructural poche of the building turned inside-out and the developments happening around it. The mirror facades allow the Beirut Exhibition Center to act as a scale reflecting the continuously changing landscape in the waterfront district. The city becomes a work of art, an abstract expressionist painting in motion. Beirut finally sees itself in the mirror. The building becomes contextual, by becoming its context.
A landscape garden and an outdoor cafe are annexed to the Beirut Exhibition Center establishing a new meeting point for art lovers in the capital Beirut.

 
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2017
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2018
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