[Mapping Encounters]

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Type

Urban Planning

Location

Beirut - Lebanon

Year

2015

Status

Executed

Materials

Aluminum & Steel Screws

Team Collaboration

Isabela Serhan & Yara Yousef

Beirut suffers from accessibility, segregation, gentrification and other aspects that limit the diffusion of creativity in the city.  We looked at beirut without preconceptions. We identified the negative space created by the built environment. This space encompasses the streets and open spaces of the city and presents them as voids with no identity. We mapped the barriers that are actually present in Beirut such as physical, economic, and cultural constraints. Afterwards, we extracted the barrier characteristics of existing creative pulses versus the ones of the spaces/zones we see as potential pulses. Consequently, we may start questioning the existing urban relations between the existing and the potential pulses.