American University in Beirut, Lebanon

American University in Beirut, Lebanon

The university was established in the 1880’s on an upper and lower terrace with stunning views of the sea.  As the capital city Beirut has expanded around the university the campus has become one of the most well maintained and important open spaces of the city.

The master plan had three main objectives: to optimize existing teaching space, preserve and enhance open space and and to locate new buildings within a long term growth strategy for this land constrained now urban campus surrounded by very compact city neighborhoods fabric. Preserving the central open space and retaining views both along the contour as well as out to the Mediterranean Sea were of utmost importance to both faculty, students and the consultant team.

Click here to visit the official web page of AU Beirut.