ACA 2015 Program: Revealing Architecture

DATE 2015
PLACE All over Lebanon
ORGANIZER  Arab Center for Architecture
SPONSOR European Union

Discover, Visit, Debate

In 2015, the Arab Center for Architecture is organizing a program to raise awareness on urban and architectural modern heritage in Lebanon.
This project targets students, instructors and decision makers as much as tour operators, urban planners and architects.
It aims at disseminating knowledge for a better understanding of our built environment.
This year, ACA would like to engage in activities with the general public and to initiate a platform for discussion and thinking about the modern built heritage.

An educational kit for junior high-school students will be developed through a workshop before being distributed to instructors.

One guided tour is offered each month by urban and heritage professionals.
The twelve visits will explore new perspectives to several neighbourhoods and sites in Beirut and elsewhere.
Guides: Liliane Barakat, Mira Minkara, Arpi Mangassarian, Naji Assi, Elie Harfouche, George Arbid, Léon Telvizian, Maha Nasrallah, Mazen Haidar, Mona Hallak.

January: Zokak el-Blat
February: Rachid Karami Fair, Tripoli / Mina
March: Bourj Hammoud
April: Badaro
May: Yarzé / Hadet
June: Mar Mikhael
July: Anjar / Rayak
August: Ras Beirut / Corniche
September: Hamra / AUB
October: Sanayeh
November: From Beit Beirut to the
National Museum
December: Ras el Nabeh

A leaflet mapping modern architecture in Beirut will also be available in print at the center by fall.

Every two months ACA is hosting a discussion open to students, architects and the large public. Two generations of architects will be invited to discuss the evolution of architecture in Lebanon.
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Arabic program
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This project is funded
by the European Union
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