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June 22, 2011

USJ campus de l’innovation et du sport | 109 architectes


‘USJ campus de l’innovation et du sport’ by 109 architectes in beirut, lebanon
images courtesy of 109 architectes
located in beirut, the ‘USJ campus de l’innovation et du sport’ by lebanese practice 109 architectes is nearing completion.
integrated into the urban fabric, this new campus seeks to unify architecture with the immediate surroundings teeming withculture and history. carved from an urban block, hollow voids lead to a central gathering space while a large stair receives and circulates students vertically into the building. the stair’s terminus leads to a landscaped terrace with uninterrupted views of the city encouraging students to connect with their environment.

front facade and central exterior gathering area
light, a vital component of oriental architecture, plays an important role in the design of the facade. the skin, composed of small ‘moucharabieh-inspired’ perforations, allows both direct light and ambient luminescence to penetrate into the interior spaces creating whimsical patterns. the openings also serve as portals into the urban fabric providing glimpses of the destruction left from the lebanese war, serving as a reminder of their significant landscape.

entrance to stair


facade

central stair

walkways connecting campus buildings

walkways connecting buildings from below

view of building from walkway

facade detail

facade detail

(left) grand stair leading to central gathering area
(right) bottom of grand stairs in central gathering area

central gathering area

covered gathering area viewing auditorium

auditorium viewing covered gathering area

light patterns generated by facade

view of campus

site plan

floor plan

section


elevation

elevation

sectional light study
project info:

location: beirut, lebanon
client: université saint-joseph (USJ)
budget: m usd
year: 2005-2011
status: under construction
team: ibrahim berberi,  nada assaf, rani boustani, etienne nassar, emile khayat, naja chidiac, richard kassab
in collaboration with architect youssef tohmé
structural consultant: b.e.t. rodolphe mattar
mechanical consultant: ibrahim mounayar
electrical consultant: georges chamoun
control bureau: apave

http://www.designboom.com/weblog/cat/9/view/15286/109-architectes-usj-campus-de-l-innovation-et-du-sport.html

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May 23, 2011

contextual approach in Facade | 109 architectes

USJ Campus de L’Innovation et du Sport, B 

USJ Campus de L’Innovation et du Sport / 109 architectes © Patrick Helou

Site Plan Site Plan

USJ Campus de L’Innovation et du Sport / 109 architectes © Patrick Helou

USJ Campus de L’Innovation et du Sport / 109 architectes © Patrick Helou

Site Plan Site Plan

USJ Campus de L’Innovation et du Sport / 109 architectes © Patrick Helou

USJ Campus de L’Innovation et du Sport / 109 architectes © Patrick Helou

USJ Campus de L’Innovation et du Sport / 109 architectes © Patrick Helou

USJ Campus de L’Innovation et du Sport / 109 architectes © Patrick Helou

USJ Campus de L’Innovation et du Sport / 109 architectes © Patrick Helou

USJ Campus de L’Innovation et du Sport / 109 architectes © Patrick Helou

USJ Campus de L’Innovation et du Sport / 109 architectes © Patrick Helou

USJ Campus de L’Innovation et du Sport / 109 architectes © 109 architectes

USJ Campus de L’Innovation et du Sport / 109 architectes © 109 architectes

USJ Campus de L’Innovation et du Sport / 109 architectes © 109 architectes

USJ Campus de L’Innovation et du Sport / 109 architectes © 109 architectes

USJ Campus de L’Innovation et du Sport / 109 architectes © 109 architectes

USJ Campus de L’Innovation et du Sport / 109 architectes © 109 architectes

USJ Campus de L’Innovation et du Sport / 109 architectes © 109 architectes

USJ Campus de L’Innovation et du Sport / 109 architectes © 109 architectes

USJ Campus de L’Innovation et du Sport / 109 architectes © 109 architectes

Architects: 109 architectes
Location: 
Client: Université Saint-Joseph (USJ)
Partner in Charge: Ibrahim Berberi
Architect in Charge: Nada Assaf TEAM: Rani Boustani, Etienne Nassar, Emile Khayat, Naja Chidiac, Richard Kassab
Project Area: 57,000 sqm
Photographs: 109 architectes

This new campus takes a contextual approach, integrating physically, culturally, and historically with ’s urban tissue. Conceptually an urban block with sculpted voids, the building’s hollow spaces define six autonomous blocks and construct multiple viewpoints across , connecting students to their dynamic setting.

The voids also generate a street-level meeting space, which flows fluidly to the top floor in the form of a massive staircase. It concludes at a landscaped terrace overlooking the city.

Light is a vital element in oriental architecture and one that shapes its style and identity; the campus exposes alternate light qualities through Moucharabieh-inspired perforations and a polycarbonate volume. Such manipulation presents a striking contrast in filtered light and luminescence. A stylized random-opening treatment is a snapshot of the Lebanese War, lending a poetic glimpse into the reality of destruction and violence.

http://www.archdaily.com/136645/in-progress-usj-campus-de-l%E2%80%99innovation-et-du-sport-109-architectes/