This coastal development project in Dbayeh, Lebanon aims to become a mixed-use sustainable city that overlooks the Mediterranean Sea. Knowing that it will be divided into three main zones – business, commercial and residential – we sought to enhance the new district’s connectivity using a seaward promenade. Providing this amenity meant offering the residents an extension of their inner-city spaces through a diverse set of decorative ornamental designs. We thus proposed various public gardens and courtyards within the urban zones to cater for the users’ recreational activities. These were laid out along a framework of lateral and longitudinal axes which aided in preserving the visual corridors towards the sea and ensuring a seamless connection between the various green spaces. The gardens are also strewn atop the roofs of buildings to enhance the owners’ experience of this luxury district along the coast.
Dbayeh Coastal Development
October 13, 2015