Shruti Sahasrabudhe, Twisha Gandhi
Allied Design - Urban Design
Ar. Shripad Bhalerao
Ar. Harshad Bhatia, Ar. Tushar Shetty, Ar. Amey Ghosalkar
Crises create opportunities. But in the case of the port of Beirut; time is of the essence. Continuing from the ruins and adding value to the place. The main idea of this project was to create a long-span structure that responds to the context of Beirut, the tragic explosion that occurred in 2020.
The master planning started with a focal point , that is the silos ruins and expanded with the principles of user centric design. While developing the planning, a major component was the design of informal public spaces . Making sure the privacy of the port is not hindered , at the same time making the port more accessible as a leisure space. The aim was to develop the site as an active space.