Arab Center for Architecture
Mrad building, 4th floor, above chicha cafe, Selim Rustom Baz st., Beirut, Lebanon
Phone: +961 3 28723
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The exhibition will focus on various works produced by students and professionals, that address abandoned, neglected and residual spaces as potential public spaces and venues. It will show a selection of design projects that were never implemented but that show how industrial, vernacular and natural heritage, how unexploited potentials of the urban fabric, can become propelling elements of contemporary urban life. The decaying remains of the national railway system, the houses and gardens frozen by a defunct highway project, the neglected wilderness of an endangered coastal peninsula, the century-old trees gone wild in countless fallows and abandoned gardens… are of the potentials this exhibition will try to expose as levers for the advancement of quality of life in the city.