CINEMA PARADISO GEMMAYZEH
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The proposal creates a cinema that brings the whole neighborhood together and recreate a space that holds the rituals of Gemmayze, a place where locals meet to watch movies. Locate in the garden of the existing old building, the major inspiration was the festivals that take place there each year; it is easily accessible due to the stairs and the path coming from Gemmayze street. The structure of the building is kept, but an open cinema is implanted on its ground floor and an additional upper floor is added on the roof of the existing, an L-shaped plan that merges the sense of privacy and openness to create a living space for ‘Boulos’, the cinema-keeper.