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Title: Verdun cultural residential hub
Authors: Shehab, Omar
Advisors: Bourgi, Vera
Subjects: Architecture--Lebanon--Verdun
Dissertations, Academic
University of Balamand--Dissertations
Issue Date: 2019
Abstract: 
Beirut, Lebanon’s capital, and core. Under the glorious titles Beirut City withholds, lay great responsibilities towards its occupant’s needs, and rights. One of the several missing rights is social justice, in housings specifically, and cultural public spaces generally, including urban green pockets.
Elaborating the housing social injustice, that is amplified with the types of residential buildings in Beirut. Whether new or old residential buildings, it is clear that most of the residential buildings in Beirut are incompetent for the diverse society that is occupying these buildings. The variety of these residents is as wide as Beirut’s opportunities, from college students to expats, families, and local employees from all over Lebanon, looking for a residence that suits their characters and needs. Other than the lack of types, and diversity of the residential buildings in Beirut. It lacks proper public cultural hubs, in forms of gardens or multifunctional spaces for all social classes.
In the context of Beirut’s colorful and different inhabitants, Verdun Street also has the qualifications to host my proposal for a residential, and cultural hub. Combining the cultural, and eventful festive history of the assigned plot, with the residential harmony, yet diverse inhabitants in the neighborhood. Creating an active functioning Rubik’s cube building, with its perfect geometric combination forming the unity, and its different colors, and patterns forming the identity, and the variety of the building.
Description: 
Includes bibliographical references (p. 29)
URI: https://scholarhub.balamand.edu.lb/handle/uob/5212
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Type: Thesis
Appears in Collections:UOB Theses and Projects

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