Ar. Hemal Buiscitwala
Ar. Shripad Bhalerao, Ar. Yashwant Pitkar, Ar. Nitesh Avhad, Ar. Hemal Biscuitwala, Ar. Dhaval Jain
The project aims to create a networking connection between the visitors, the citizens and the city of Beirut their by providing placemaking activities which will develop the sociability of the space and will result in a productive port. This networking sprawl will help the port for its better functioning thereby boosting the economy of the City of Beirut. The proposal aims to bring back the glory of Beirut port and redefine the port with respect to the urban context and make it the economical centre along with addition of cultural and social aspects as a remembrance to the event.
Our proposal will offer iconic and user-friendly public spaces that are highly accessible and distinctive. The port will become a desirable place to experience and a flexible space to carry out the port activities and cater to the public realm at the same time. The public realm will offer high quality routes and spaces that will support connectivity and place making of the overall development and will highlight principles of sustainability and values of seamless connectivity from the ferry and cruise terminals to city centre. The public realm bridges the infrastructural routes in order to create a continuous and uninterrupted high line route for the users.
The proposed architectural interventions are, the Passenger Terminal and the Container Housing. These interventions will help the city to gain back its economy and accommodation facilities.