French Embassy

Beirut, Lebanon

1997-2003

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The new chancellery from the gardens The embassy overlooks a garden shared with the cultural institute. In front of the Embassy, a public square, a gift from France to Beirut.  
 

The French Embassy houses the chancellery, the defense, the police and the administration services as well as a library. The edifice deploys its facade in Ramleh stone on the city, in the perspective of the Street of Damascus. The architecture is generously open onto the reorganized garden, facing the cultural center and its annexes, and thus combining maximum security objectives and an advanced standing welcome of the public.

2003 EQUERRE D’ARGENT PRIZE 

Related Project : The French Embassy’s garden and public place, Beirut ( Landscape)

 

 

Completed
Client

Ministère des Affaires Etrangères

Team & Collaborators

Ateliers Lion Associés, Dagher&Hanna Architects (Lebanon), Eco International - Economist, Barbanel Lebanoh - BET, Rudolph Mattar - BET Structures

Area

3 700 sqm (SHON) - 4 500 sqm (garden)

Cost

6 M€ ex-Tax