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Date: 2016
Client: Dar El-Nimr
Area: 130 m2
Status: Completed

Dar El-Nimr, originally a 1936 old Beiruti villa (Villa Salem) is a paradigm of old Beirut and its ongoing resistance against the city’s modern concrete jungle. Located within one of the rare remaining green neighborhoods of Beirut, it stands side by side with other iconic buildings. Our design aims at replicating this resisting identity of the neighborhood. The visitor is immersed in a fresh green escape away from the hectic life of the city. We propose to access Dar El-Nimr through an elevated path cutting through a lush, green garden. The choice of vegetation, such as flamboyant bougainvillea, is inspired by the surrounding. Dar El-Nimr, is currently a non-profit cultural space for Arts and Culture that presents artisanal and historical Palestinian productions.