Located in the busy sector of Al Adlieh in the Lebanese capital, Beirut, Credit Libanais, this imposing office building has been designed at its base as a typical construction of a high-rise building, in simple language: a box. The project is composed of two blocks A & B. Block A, the tower building consisting of a ground floor, 33 upper floors and four basement floors with a carefully studied vertical circulation able to handle the flow of people throughout the building. While Block B, the annex building is comprised of seven basement floors, a ground floor, a mezzanine, and two floors.
When designing a landmark of this scale, typical construction just doesn’t do the job. And therefore, a structure of steel and glass was introduced as a light skin fluidly enveloping the building, flowing upwards, while a curved column ascends from under the skin, raising, manipulating and defining it, characterizing the project by fluidity, movement, innovation and elegance through this graceful inviting structure greeting visitors while transforming into a canopy at ground level. As a result, it is this structure that became the identity of the building representing through its presence the strength of the owning corporation and providing trust through its transparency.
Client: Credit Libanais
Location: Beirut, Lebanon
Category: Retail, High Rise