Science Lecture Hall
Ras Beirut, Lebanon
The American University of Beirut’s Science Lecture Hall is a relic of 1960s architecture, expressing corporate modernity’s propensity for objectifying space. The concept for the renovation project treats the structure as a crashed spaceship on the exterior by accentuating its isolation and neglect through further detachment from its immediate context. The building’s entrance is a raised bridge that leads to a multi-tiered and faceted interior. Inside, the goal is to provide multiple settings within the traditional lecture hall and in turn to encourage group-based learning and accommodate the need for diversity and creativity within a contemporary setting.
 

STATUS

Design, 2009

CLIENT

American University of Beirut

DESIGN SERVICE

Interior Design

PROJECT TYPE

Educational

ADDITIONAL CREDITS

Maha Nasrallah, Architectural Consultant

 

Toros Yeranjian, Architectural Renderer