tutor | hicham bou akl
A TEMPLE, RELIGIOUS BUILDING
Since the first human settlements, urban or rural, Religious Buildings have existed in one form or another. The role, form, importance and location of the Temple changes according to religions, rituals, geographical areas and historical periods.
The temple is an architectural genre that is both eternal and current. It is a foundation in the history of architecture and urbanism. It is a kind of culmination of the image that a culture has of itself. The temple is historically a collective work dedicated to men and gods at the same time. So a social and religious device. But also political in relation with the power.
Lebanon is a country of cohabitation of a large number of confessions where religion plays an essential role at all levels of life (social, political and historical).
The project consists of developing this program in its contemporary framework in the urban context of Byblos and designing its architecture.