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A unit system was developed in the Machine that overlaps and plugs-in. This single element repeats itself several times in order to create the machine through an interlocking system as in the Bakema Tower.
Located in the city of Byblos, the orphanage center resulted from a random stacking of the units which create these outdoor social spaces, that are either private for each unit or public for all the orphans. The relationship between the different levels and spaces adds emphasis to the concept of veiling and unveiling.
Another important aspect of the machine, is the panoramic clarity that the supervisor has over the outdoor and indoor public spaces where the orphans can play and connect to the environment outside.
The main staircase leads you with the specular movement of the corridors to different units.

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