Gallery: Herzog & de Meuron’s Beirut Terraces With Hanging Gardens

 

A master plan for the city of Beirut is guiding the rehabilitation of the coastal city, and Herzog & de Meuron just unveiled an open and airy apartment development located in the central district. Beirut Terraces, seen over at Dezeen, is a composed of a series of terraces with various sized apartments and large open outdoor living areas. The apartment complex is rich with lush vegetation at the ground floor entrance and features hanging gardens integrated throughout the building. Solar passive design, daylighting and energy efficiency also play a strong roll in the design of the apartments.

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5 Comments

  1. kel wei February 10, 2011 at 9:39 pm

    A beautiful building,but i think it maybe a waste of construction.I dont think patio has more value than indoor space.

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  5. GaudiNotGaudy July 27, 2010 at 2:32 pm

    **CORRECTION**

    Coincidentally, the design for the Beirut Terraces is a bit reminiscent of SITE’s design for a Private Residence Tower
    in Mumbai, India (2004)

    http://siteenvirodesign.com/projects/ant/ant01.htm

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