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Spatially Just Environments Beirut Proposes Covering War Rubble With a Blanket of Green

by , 12/14/11

Spatially Just Environments Beirut , sandra rishani, waad rebuild, waad, Haret Hreik, beirut, lebanon, ouzai, green landscape, green design, urban planning, sustainable design, eco design, rebuilding war torn areas,

The 2006 Israeli-Lebanon war resulted in over two hundred buildings being destroyed or razed to the ground in Haret Hreik, a suburb of Beirut. Approximately 80,000 square meters of debris was then loaded into trucks and taken to the coastline of the Ouzai and today, the rubble sits in two large mounds. Wild greens already are growing on the mini mountains but Spatially Just Environments Beirut was hoping they could take that small amount of nature even further and top them with a full blanket of grass, trees and other plants. The new space could be used as a park and would be a welcome change from the current eyesore that sits there. It would also be a fitting memorial for the victims of the 2006 war, and a way to celebrate new life atop a mountain representing death and destruction.

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