Phoenix Prize: urban and architectural Ideas for the reconstruction of Beirut port
Согласно легенде, Бейрут семь раз восстанавливался из пепла. Сейчас реконструировать планируется городской порт, который пострадал от мощного взрыва в августе прошлого года. Проекты конкурсантов должны быть смелыми и новаторскими. Цель – не только подарить порту новую жизнь, но и открыть новые возможности для города.
The Phoenix Prize seeks for architectural excellence, and to evoke innovative minds, worldwide, to rebuild the Port of Beirut and bring it back to the people, revamped, and recaptured. It aims at creating of innovative and groundbreaking ideas that redefine the magnetic aura of the city, and evolving it from spaces of “Sallowness and Risk” to spaces of “Trust”. The hope is to dawn a new era for the Lebanese society. An era to be spurred by a reconstruction of that which is struck by tragedy and bringing it to become a beacon, setting the stage for others to follow. The task for the participants is to interpret the aims of the competition in the most creative way, to utilise their creative talents to invent new ways by which they reconstruct the current relations between the different spatial tectonics and players of Lebanese society. The respective visions should revision the prospect of a new gateway for Lebanon, operating and serving an interconnection of trust and transparency within a complex that may combine governmental, industrial, economical and residential buildings. The end objective being is the design of the port zone that will exude originality and innovation. A legend says that Beirut was rebuilt from the ashes seven times. That is “Phoenix.”