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    Lina Ghotmeh designed the Stone Garden in Beirut. Picture: Takuji Shimmura

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    Lina Ghotmeh designed the Stone Garden in Beirut. Picture: Takuji Shimmura

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    Lina Ghotmeh designed the Stone Garden in Beirut. Picture: Takuji Shimmura

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    Lina Ghotmeh designed the Stone Garden in Beirut. Picture: Takuji Shimmura

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Sculptural tower brings raw beauty to Beirut

Magda Ibrahim
28 Feb 2019

Lina Ghotmeh has designed the Stone Garden tower in the Port of Beirut area.

The 13-storey Stone Garden project combines an art gallery with housing in the vibrant downtown Port district of Beirut, in Lebanon. 

The 4,200sqm tower has been designed to appear as a sculpture drawn on an urban scale, while its openings of various sizes offer multiple framings of the sea from the inside. 

Inhabited by trees and gardens, windows will invite nature to climb up to the sky of Beirut when the project is completed later this year.

Architect Lina Ghotmeh – who was born in Beirut and now based in Paris – designed the asymmetry of the openings to animate the façade, and make the dwellings on each of the floors totally unique. 

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