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MARAH
Tyre Nature Reserve Hub

Under the direction of Professor Karim Najjar AUB architecture students from the DI-LAB (Design Impact Laboratory) teamed up with environmental consultants and with the Tyre Coast Nature Reserve and proposed to seize the attention of the users of the coast (both locals and visitors) by introducing a structure that acts as a hub for the Tyre Coast Nature Reserve. This center, located is directly on the beach, highly visible and public. It will be used as a meeting point, an info point, a presentation pavilion, an exhibition space, a training center, among other things. The structure aims to examine how the possible application of lightweight and temporary systems can have a large social and programmatic impact while having the minimum physical impact on site, be it land or sea. The deployable scissors structure introduces a modularity and mobility to the design, which can be repeated in different endangered sites along the Lebanese coast, becoming an icon of environmental awareness.

Studio Advisors:
Karim Najjar
Omaya Malaeb
Ahmad Nouraldeen
Mohamad Nazar
Anwar Antoun

Photos:
Lorenzo Tugnoli


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