Public Interest Design Levant is a local NGO that specializes in cluster development and neighborhood development. This competition offers the opportunity to explore and design an urban intervention in an industrial zone under the guidance of IZEM, a design & strategy agency, and the platform for design, technology, and fabrication, Innovation Factory Beirut. This is part of PID’s ongoing Neighborhood Development Initiative.

The Site: Innovation Factory

The community space to be designed will be located right outside the entrance of the Factory. This corner serves as a focal point for the area and is a key drop-off point for public transport and private vehicles for workers, visitors, and the army. In the area, this site is the most exposed to traffic. It is also the first area that visitors see as they approach Innovation Factory Beirut.

As a participant, you have the option of submitting one community space design that is either a “Conceptual Design” or an “Executable Design”. If you submit a winning “Executable Design”, Innovation Factory Beirut will execute your design with your collaboration.


Conceptual Design Submissions:

  • These will be put to a popular vote
  • The winner of the Conceptual Design will be announced during Beirut Design Week and will receive a 3-month membership* at Innovation Factory Beirut.

Executable Design Submissions:

  • A distinguished panel of judges, featuring local designers and architects, company representatives, and public officials will judge the finalists of the Executable Design submissions.
  • The winner of the Executable Design will be given the choice of either a cash prize of $500, or a 6-month incubation at Innovation Factory Beirut. All construction costs will be covered and executed featuring the designer’s name.
  • Executable Design winner will be chosen based on the suitability and innovativeness of their designs.


Who can apply?

All participants are welcome, as individuals, or as groups of 2-4 participants. This competition is open to those applying from Lebanon or overseas. Participation for the Conceptual Design competition is free of charge. Participation for the Executable Design competition is $50 to be paid at Innovation Factory Beirut. The above fee is waived for international participants


To register online click here.