FROM BORDER TO HOME

camille abboud

Migration is an ongoing flow where people are forced to move in search of new opportunities and better living conditions. What started as a study of refugees’ living conditions in a host country, evolved into an inquiry of the host’s living conditions. The project focuses on the area of Nabaa in Bourj Hammoud, a neighbourhood well-known of its history of migration. As the municipality is not providing the local community with fair contributions, the proposed location in the heart of Nabaa will serve as a Light-house in the neighbourhood for those in need. The project operates as a refuge, offer a helping hand and much needed daily amenities, acting as a social condenser, breaking down perceived social hierarchies through the creation of multiple open and shared spaces. The project hopes to gather communities in an equal way through the creation and the sharing of desired social spaces.

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