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Competition: Beirut's Greener Tomorrow

Lebanon Architecture News - Jun 29, 2021 - 10:05   2672 views

Competition: Beirut's Greener Tomorrow

The Competition is to propose the buildings of Beirut’s Greener Tomorrow. Three small adjacent lots located in the Quarantina Area of Beirut are to be developed into mixed use (residential, office, commercial and public) varying between four to six floors. 

The proposal should fit within the various terms of Green, sustainable, low energy, zero energy or nearly zero energy buildings, bio-climatic Project. As far as Dar[e] (the organizers) are concerned this is summarized by providing maximum users’ comfort while using minimum energy and natural resources, thus having minimum impact onto the environment.

Entry Conditions

This Open Idea Competition is open to architecture students and young professional till the age of 33.

Important dates

Early Bird Registration ends: July 4/33USD

Regular Registration ends: August 15/50USD

Later Registration ends: September 10/70USD

Inquiries Period ends: July 21

Submission Date: September 21

Results Announced: First week of November 2021


Total prizes: 1200USD

Winner: 600USD

1st Runner up: 400USD

2nd Runner up: 200USD


Alphonse Kai, Senior lecturer, Design Instructor, Universite Saint Esprit, Kaslik (USEK); Founder/Principal Alphonse Kai Architecture, Lebanon.

Ece Cakir Aidan, Director, CAS Architecture, Turkey.

Georges Hakim, Founder, GJH Architecture, Lebanon.

Hana Alamuddin, Principal, Almimariya Architect and Designers for Sustainable Development, Lebanon.

Herman Calleja, Associate, Environmental Designer, ChampmanBDSP; Course Tutor, Architectural Association (AA), Sustainable Environmental Design Program, UK.

Karen Boujaoude, PhD, Associate Professor, Chairperson, Architecture Department, Notre Dame University, Louaizeh, (NDU) Lebanon.

Kartikeya Rajput, Associate Environmental Consultant, Urban System Design Limited, UK. Visiting Lecturer, University of Westminster, UK

Mina Hasman, Associate director, Skidmore, Owings & Merrill (SOM), Europe; RIBA, ARB, LEED AP BD+C, WELL AP, BREEAM AP,

Richard Saad, Architect +Photographer + Coach, Spain; Associate, head of Design, Nabil Gholam Architect, Spain

Rohit Garg, Principal, GRAS, India

Rosa Schiano-Phan, PhD, Reader, Architecture and Environmental Design Msc., University of Westminster, UK

Therezia Sloet tot Everlo, Director, Studio 3A, Portugal


All deliverables are digital including: Three (A1) technical sheets + One (A3) concept sheet.

Dates: June 21- September 21

Organizer: Dar[e]

Location: Beirut, Lebanon

Read details about the competition on this page

Top image courtesy of Dar[e].

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