STREET ART COLLECTIVE
This project is conceived as an art hub and a sanctuary of change, while considering its site in Karantina as a transitionary zone that has always been used as backup space for the central district of Beirut. Karantina itself illustrates a node formed by the Beirut River and the Central Highway, creating a sort of dissection of the land, resulting in the formation of 4 different land types with its distinctive culture and society. The project addresses this node, creating a buffer zone: a safe haven: it is illustrated through the initial and the final massing of the project, allowing for the building itself to serve as a canopy for those who lost their way, for those who don’t belong to any of the 4 singular districts. The art hub creates a dimension within itself, one embracing change and morphing itself around it.