Our design for the Ammatour ecological retreat, in Lebanon, was aimed at optimizing the visitors’ multidimensional experience of the exceptional landscape. Born from the visions of a grassroots initiative, the retreat aims at promoting environmental awareness and organic production in a pleasant and welcoming atmosphere. Morphologically, the site encompasses a cliff exposed to prevailing winds and a perennial water course that runs at the bottom of the site. The circuit gradually unfolds along a defined trail, dotted with activities which abide by the existing site’s potential. Gathering spaces towards the bottom end of the cliff overlook the surrounding landscape and immerse the users in a sensorial experience as they observe a nearby waterfall. These resting spaces are intended for sharing and discussing the users’ experiences of the landscape over an organic meal for all to enjoy and learn from.
Ammatour Ecological Retreat
October 13, 2015