The Landmark // Beirut // Lebanon // Jean Nouvel
Architect Jean Nouvel has restarted work on The Landmark, a large mixed-use development in central Beirut, Lebanon.
The Landmark in downtown Beirut is a USD149 million project designed by Jean Nouvel.
The mixed-use center features a 42-storey tower containing a 5-star hotel with 175 rooms and 15 suites, 39 service apartments and apartments for sale, as well as a health club, spa and business center. In addition, a shopping mall, cinema and entertainment center will be incorporated, all with access to ample underground parking facilities.
Nouvel won the project through an international competition in 2004 but the project was later put on hold. Nouvel has now revised his designs.
The following information is from Jean Nouvel Ateliers:
‘Landmark SAL and Millenium development have asked Ateliers Jean Nouvel to work once again on the concept design which was developed in 2004.
The project which is composed of commercial spaces, cinemas, a hotel with service apartments, a health club and luxury flats, had been revised in order to respond to the changes in the program.
The project is a fragment of the city. It is composed of two horizontal buildings (a tower ‘capanile’ and a white marble monolith sheltering the condominiums) forming an interior street in continuity with the urban plan of the city center of Beirut.’
The focal point of Nouvel’s design will be a 164-meter tower flanked by two additional buildings, both connected to the tower by pedestrian bridges at various levels. The 44-meter North Building will have 9 floors, while the South Building will, at 55 meters, be 10 floors high.
The project, expected to be completed by December 2008 and provide around 345 job opportunities, is being developed by Landmark s.a.l. and was awarded investment and development incentives as per Package Deal Contract.
‘My design will be aligned with the spirit of Beirut’s history, but also to create a new Beirut.’ Jean Nouvel
Landmark is a touristic commercial project in downtown Beirut and was approved by IDAL in 2005. It consists of a 150 meter tower with residential, commercial, and entertainment premises and includes a five star luxury hotel. The project, which provides around 345 job opportunities, is expected to be completed by December 2008.
More information on the project’s website.
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