Beirut City

Project by Erik Escalante & Alina McConnochie

The project proposes a high density extension of Beirut City, including a high speed rail hub linking cities on the coast of the Mediterranean. Differentiated neighborhoods were developed where building types group and nest in clusters to form collective assemblies. These respond to the hot, arid climate of Beirut creating large shaded public spaces at ground level while also providing opportunities for shared structural and spatial moments. Infrastructure is monument as the train station is not an object in the city, but is formed by the fabric of the city itself.

existing distribution of infrastructure across Mediterranean union

proposed high speed rail loop and potential tertiary rail infrastructure

building footprints

building roofprints

shaded open public space (space under roof unoccupied by built footprint)

massing variation

Site Plan

 

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