tutors | hala younes & fouad hanna


This studio is a laboratory exploring the contemporary urban reality taking place in the hinterland of Beirut; outside the walls of the traditional city. This new type of city is challenging the knowledge of architects and requesting new skills and perspectives. The point of view is prospective although grounded in a specific geography.

The studio elaborates on the architecture of what is beyond the building, landscape and urban design are at its core. Outside the walls is also breaking the programmatic boundaries, mixing uses and imagining new contemporary typologies. Finally the studio is interested in amenities that are currently considered outside the realm of architecture but that heavily impact our built environment: Roads, infrastructures and industrial building are also an architect’s concern.

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